1715 Fleet Shipwreck, Columbia 2E, NGC MS 62
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(1667-93) Columbia 2E
NGC MS 62
300th Anniversary Find
NGC's 300th Anniversary Find
On July 30, 1715, a Spanish convey of ships set sail from Havana making its way back to Spain. Eleven of the twelve ships of the 1715 Fleet floundered to the might of a ferocious hurricane off the coast of Vero Beach, Florida. Eleven ships perished with the single exception of the Grifon which escaped.
Over the years, some of the coins have washed ashore, giving collectors a little taste of the artifacts aboard the ship, but it was nothing like the discoveries of 2013 and 2015.
The 1715 Fleet is THE most talked about shipwreck right now. Because of the “newness” of the discovery, inquiries and collector interest is intense, and the very few people who have been given access to any coins of the fleet have nearly sold out.