1783-FF Mexico Silver 8 Reales El Cazador Shipwreck KM.106.2 - NGC Genuine

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The El Cazador (meaning The Hunter in English) was a Spanish brig that sank in the Gulf of Mexico in 1784. On 20 October 1783 Charles III of Spain sent her on a mission to bring much-needed hard currency to the Spanish colony of Louisiana. The ship sailed to Veracruz, Mexico, where she was loaded with approximately 450,000 Spanish reales.

KM# 106.2
Denomination 8 Reales
Country Mexico
Government Spanish Colony
Ruler Charles III
Coinage Type Milled Coinage
Composition Silver
Fineness 0.903
Weight 27.0674 g 0.7858 oz ASW
Description Obverse Armored bust of Charles III, right
Description Reverse Crowned shield flanked by pillars with banner, normal initials and mint mark


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