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El Cazador NGC-Certified 8 Reales Silver Coin

NGC-Certified 8 Reales Silver Coin

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El Cazador NGC-Certified 8 Reales Silver Coin
Add a touch of the exotic to your coin collection. This 90% silver coin, once part of lost shipment from Mexico, can now be yours. This unique coin is over 200 years old and comes with a certificate of authenticity from NGC, a third-party grading company. Best of all, it makes a magnificent conversation piece — rescued from the Gulf of Mexico to become part of your collection.

What You Get

  • El Cazador 8 Reales silver coin
  • Wooden display box 
  • Certificate of authenticity/story card

Good to Know
  • All coin items considered for return must be in their original condition as sold. Seals and cases contribute to the value of the coin and currency collectibles and must remain intact and unbroken. This applies but is not limited to: grading cases, Mint and Proof cases and packages, bag seals, original government sealed packaging and/or any other special packaging or containers.

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Measurements: Approx. 6-1/2'L x 1-3/4"W; fits 5-3/4" to 6-3/4" wrist
Metal Type: Copper, sterling silver
Metal Color: Copper
Metal Stamp: .925, copper
Finish: Oxidized, polished
Additional Features: Handcrafted
Country of Origin: USA
Packaging: Boxed

Stone Information (all sizes and weights approximate)

Stabilized Kingman Blue Turquoise: Oval (6x12mm); mined in USA


Historic silver coin
  • At the end of the American Revolution, Spain, the largest colonial power in the New World, held almost half of what is currently the United States
  • To concentrate his power, King Charles III of Spain ordered an infusion of hard currency into the local economy
  • On January 11, 1784, the Spanish Brig of War El Cazador set sail from Veracruz, Mexico for the port of New Orleans with a cargo of 90% silver coins, mostly 8 Reales (8R) but also denominations of 1/2R, 1R, 2R and 4R
  • Had the El Cazador made it to New Orleans, the history of the United States may have been radically different; but the ship never arrived
  • This huge loss forced King Charles to sell most of Spain's territory to France, which then sold the territory to the US as the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the United States
  • In 1993, fishermen aboard the humble trawler Mistake snagged their nets on some debris on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico and were shocked to find silver coins in the nets; they'd found the El Cazador! 

Genuine Spanish currency
  • Used as legal tender in the United States until 1857

Certified by NGC
  • Certified as a genuine shipwreck recovery coin from the El Cazador by a third-party coin-grading company

Encapsulated in a sealed plastic slab
  • Protect the coin's condition while letting you safely display it


NGC-Certified 8 Reales Silver Coin
28 reviews 3.5 out of 5

Review Breakdown

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25% 7
  • Cool Coin

    I Received My Coin yesterday, and could not be happier with what I saw, the date was very readable and coin looked very good front and back its nice to own a part of history!! Thanks HSN !!!!

    Randar, TX
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  • El Cazador

    As usual, Very Pleased. The coin is worn some but Magnificent for sitting on the ocean floor for 200 years. Can't wait to show it to family & friends. Thank you LDC

    LD52, PA
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  • El Cazador silver coin 8 reales

    100% satisfied, 100% recommended, excellent sale, Thank-You!

    PaulF13, NJ
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  • Go for it

    This a coin that is limited. Good investment. It has history!!

    chico74, NJ
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  • Nice coin

    This coin looks better than the 1883 Morgan that I got from HSN...This is something very nice to look at...Thank-you, well done..

    drewon, TX
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