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East India Company $10 Coin from the Gardiner Shipwreck

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East India Company $10 Coin from the Gardiner Shipwreck
Here's something you don't find everyday: A legendary shipwreck. An iconic merchant marine company. Sunken treasure. Imagine telling your collector friends that you had a little transaction with the East India Company. Talk about bragging rights. We just love the sunken treasure part.

What You Get
  • East India Company $10 cash coin
  • Black metal display box  

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The Key Specs

Coin Grade/Condition: Graded Genuine by NGC
Mint Mark: Soho Mint
Packaging: Encapsulated in NGC slab

Coin 1

Obverse: Iconic logo of the East India Company
Reverse: Denomination of $10
Diameter: Approx. 25.6mm (1.01") in diameter
Weight: Approx. 4.6 grams (0.16 oz.)

The Basics - Box

Measurements: Approx. 3-3/4"L x 4-1/4"W x 1-1/8"H


East India Company $10 cash coin
  • Struck at the Soho Mint for use by the East India Company in 1808 

  • On January 24, 1809, despite bitter cold, gale-force winds and an ominous black sky, three ships owned by the East India Company, the Brittania, the Carnatic and the Admiral Gardner, embarked on the long journey from London to the East Indies
  • The latter, a three-masted brig, was loaded with some 46 tons of copper coins struck at the Soho Mint for the Company's use in Madras, India
  • Rounding Margate 80 miles from London, the winds abruptly stopped, and the progress of the ships stopped. The crews dropped anchor to avoid drifting into the notorious Goodwin Sands.
  • All was calm briefly until a gale suddenly intensified. The anchors found no purchase in the shifting seabed and after a valiant effort by the crew, all three ships sunk into the sand just after midnight on January 25.
  • Although the wreck of the Admiral Gardiner was part of local lore, no trace of the ship was found until 1984 when a passing fisherman snagged his nets on the wreckage. A year later, a team of divers salvaged some, but not nearly all, of the lost treasure, including a sealed barrel containing some 28,000 pieces. This coin is one of them. 

Graded Genuine by NGC
  • Certified as Genuine shipwreck recovery coins from the Admiral Gardner by a third-party coin grading company

  • Coins come packaged in a sealed plastic slab to preserve and maintain their current condition 


East India Company $10 Coin from the Gardiner Shipwreck
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    Completely satisfied with this purchase. The coins are beautiful and will last a lifetime.

    PaulF13, NJ
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