Princess Louisa Treasure


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The Princess Louisa was a three-masted, double-decked trading vessel owned by the British East India Company. She was named in honor of Princess Louisa, the youngest daughter of King George II, an eight-year-old girl who was to become Queen of Denmark the same year that the ship met its tragic fate.
In March 1743 the ship set out for its fourth voyage. As part of her cargo, she carried 20 chests of Spanish silver for trade in silk and spices in the Far East city of Bombay, India, and in Persia. On April 17, 1743, the ship was lost after striking a reef off the Isle of Maio in the Cape Verde island chain.
Her tragic loss left a treasure on the ocean floor for more than 250 years. From 1996-1999 an expedition by Arquenautas, a well-known maritime archaeological recovery company, located and recovered the treasure.
Archaeologists from Oxford University confirmed the recovery was from the Princess Louisa.The coins we offer today were held back by the Salvors as the best coins in the treasure. They are noted as Salvor’s Reserve Hoard on the certification. Each coin is struck by hand so no two are alike
These coins have been certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and are professionally preserved to maximize their historic beauty after having spent over 250 years on the ocean floor.
Use code FREESHIP20 when you order 3 or more coins.
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