Sao Jose 1622

Spanish Shipwreck Coins of the Old and New Worlds

Spanish Reales - the Legendary Shipwreck Pieces of Eight

The Portuguese Treasure Ship Sao Jose Shipwreck Coins

In early spring of 1622, the towering Portuguese Carrack Sao Jose hastily left the port of Lisbon bound for Goa, India, loaded with treasure – both silver Spanish Reales and V.I.Ps… she would meet her fate on a reef off the Mozanbique coast just a few months later. And her story remains one of the most fascinating of all shipwrecks to this day.

Learn all about Sao Jose... her voyage, loss and the recovery of her historic treasure here>>>