The Gleaming Silver Shipwreck Treasure of the Princess Louisa
For 300 years, Spain produced 80% of the silver, and 70% of the gold in the world. And the “Pillars and Waves” design is highly prized as some of the most beautiful coins ever minted. Spanning between the Pillars of Hercules is the Latin phrase, “PLVS VLTRA” meaning “MORE BEYOND.” On the reverse is the cross. Carrying these stunning coins, the British East India Company ship Princess Louisa went to the bottom off the Cape Verde Islands in 1743. Rarely found on shipwrecks, this style of coin is decidedly sought-after as a perfect necklace size for both ladies and gentleman.
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