FREE: 1783 Silver Dollar - SHIPWRECK COIN!!!! AMAZING RARE COIN!

1783 Silver Dollar - SHIPWRECK COIN!!!! AMAZING RARE COIN!
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Description
Heres a rare 1783 (date is fully visible see last photo) Silver Dollar. Although the coin is technically a 1783 Spanish 8 Reale Coin was used as American Legal Tender until the 1850s!

Ever heard the song "shave and a haircut . . .2 bits" and wondered what 2 bits was? Well in order to make change this coin was frequently cut into 8 equal pie shaped pieces (bits) 2 of which would have equaled a quarter.

This is whats called a bust-type coin (the bust on this one being a portrait of Charles the III) and would serve as inspiration for most of the future coins minted in the United States.

Aside from the obvious significance of the coins age, the coin has the added bonus of coming from a very historically significant shipwreck The El Cazador (Spanish for the Hunter).

At the end of the American Revolution, Spain controlled the largest colonies in the world. In December of 1783 King Charles had thousands of tons of silver minted into 90 percent silver 8, 2, 1, and 1/2 Reale denominations in Veracruz Mexico (where the silver was mined from). The coins were loaded onto the brig of war ship the El Cazador bound for lousiana by way of the gulf of Mexico. The coins were slated to pay a large debt owed to France by Spain. The ship sank in a storm in January 1784. The loss of the silver forced King Charles to sell Louisana (at the time 530 million acres) to France to satisfy the debt. This is important because this same land would then be sold to the fledgling USA shortly thereafter by France to finance a war, doubling the size of the U.S. OVERNIGHT!

The Cazador wouldn't be heard from again until her discovery in 1993 on accident by a fishing trawler who snagged some of the coins in its nets

So you can see, how historically important this coin is on many levels! Without the sinking of the Cazador the U.S. border may have ended today at the Mississippi River!

Don't miss a chance to own this amazing piece of history comes with full COA an documentation
Questions & Comments
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wow awesome watching alot of history
Mar 7th, 2013 at 12:42:59 AM PST by
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dude where have you been? Good to see you back.
Mar 7th, 2013 at 2:31:02 AM PST by
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good information nice auction lets get it started
Mar 7th, 2013 at 12:27:01 PM PST by
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Already a fan of yours W& will be bidding!
Mar 7th, 2013 at 1:14:00 PM PST by
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nice!
Mar 7th, 2013 at 4:13:30 PM PST by
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Nice coin. Hopefully will be bidding.
Mar 7th, 2013 at 5:22:09 PM PST by
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another great auction, glad to see u back
Mar 7th, 2013 at 5:32:43 PM PST by
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Mar 8th, 2013 at 7:54:26 PM PST by
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have you your self had it tested to make sure its silver
Mar 8th, 2013 at 10:42:21 PM PST by
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You always have some really neat coins!
Mar 8th, 2013 at 11:26:00 PM PST by
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man do you know how much that coin is worth right now your crazy to be selling it here what you need to do is save it and in a few years it will be worth millions
Mar 9th, 2013 at 4:35:22 AM PST by
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but if i had the creds i would not wast any time i would get it right now but alas i dont have the gin price
Mar 9th, 2013 at 4:36:05 AM PST by
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What an awesome auction, Best of Luck, F&W...
Mar 9th, 2013 at 1:11:55 PM PST by
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With 7 days to go everyone become a watcher and stay till its over lets get him his 100 Watcher Badge it's the least we can give back fr a wonderful listing.....
Mar 9th, 2013 at 1:16:22 PM PST by
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F&W will try to bid near the end but dont have many credits , will work on getting more.
Mar 9th, 2013 at 3:28:12 PM PST by
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good luck with the 100 watchers ,come on people watch this.
Mar 9th, 2013 at 3:29:14 PM PST by
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WOW!!! Cool piece, my friend!! If only I had the credits....:::sigh::: Watching, anyway :)
Mar 9th, 2013 at 7:51:35 PM PST by
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Lol...not by much!! :)
Mar 9th, 2013 at 8:21:39 PM PST by
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how big is it half dollar size or morgan dollar size
Mar 9th, 2013 at 10:32:35 PM PST by
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F&W!
Mar 9th, 2013 at 11:38:17 PM PST by
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F&w
Mar 10th, 2013 at 12:55:04 AM PST by
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Such a nice auction! Watching :) it's going to go way over my credits but watching
Mar 10th, 2013 at 2:07:08 PM PDT by
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cool auction , you have some really good ones on here :) !!
Mar 11th, 2013 at 2:29:30 AM PDT by
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Great coin! I made your 90th watcher!
Mar 11th, 2013 at 9:04:06 AM PDT by
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#93 nice coin!
Mar 11th, 2013 at 2:53:10 PM PDT by
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f&w
Mar 11th, 2013 at 2:55:53 PM PDT by
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F&W
Mar 13th, 2013 at 6:56:30 AM PDT by
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Fanned,watching, fanned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great coin!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 13th, 2013 at 2:56:18 PM PDT by
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I have one in a comemeritive box certified these are very nice beautiful coins!f&w
Maybe trying to get enough credits!
Mar 15th, 2013 at 9:44:55 AM PDT by
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Grand auction from a trusted seller..
Good luck everyone..I am witnessed a History..from this coin..thanks so much for sharing..
Mar 16th, 2013 at 8:50:13 PM PDT by

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