Shipwreck Coin Discovered in 1985 on an 1809 Shipwreck
This outstanding coin is highly collectible for two reasons. First is that it was part of the first group of coins minted at the Soho Mint using the steam press created by James Watt – the first such press ever designed. Also, this coin was one divers found in 1985 when the discovered and explored the shipwrecked Admiral Gardner. The Admiral Gardner was sunk in 1809 at Goodwin Sands, off the coast of England. This is an East India Company coin that was part of the company’s payroll the Admiral Gardner was carrying. The coin is in mint, uncirculated condition and has a patina some 200 years in the making. If desired, the coin can be polished to reveal a gorgeous bright copper coin. The face value is 10 Cash or the equivalent of about ¾ farthing. The coin is in a vinyl envelope that is affixed to a farmable descriptive backing. The backing is cut to fit a standard 5”x7” frame.