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1574-1622 Bolivia Silver 4 Reales NGC Shipwreck Effect

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1574-1622 Bolivia Silver 4 Reales NGC Shipwreck Effect

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Why order this Shipwreck Effect 1574-1622 Bolivia 4 Reales Silver Coin?

The silver coin shown here has a face value of 4 reales. It was issued by Bolivia sometime between 1574 and 1622. It is made of .931 fine silver and originally weighed about 13.5 g. This silver piece was taken from a shipwreck, the wreck of the Sao Jose. The Sao Jose was a Portuguese ship that sunk in 1622. After it sunk, it was left undisturbed on the bottom of the Mozambique Channel until 2005. At that point it was discovered by a Portuguese marine archaeology company.

Simple design with time underwater

The face value was on the obverse. This is also where the Mint mark would have been found. The fact that this coin was submerged for a few hundred years has changed its surfaces.

The reverse displayed a cross. Originally, there were lions and castles present here too.

NGC certified shipwreck effect

This coin's origin as a recovery from the wreck of the Sao Jose has been verified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). It is an authentic piece and since it has been altered by its time underwater, it was given the shipwreck effect designation.

Don't wait, order this NGC Shipwreck Effect 1574-1622 Bolivia 4 Reales silver coin from the Sao Jose shipwreck while you have the chance!


Year of Issue:1574-1622
Mint:Royal Spanish Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Shipwreck Effect
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Silver
Purity:.931
Weight in Grams:13.5 g
Country:Bolivia
Legal Tender:Bolivia
Currency:Reales
Denomination:4