Shipwreck Admiral Gardner 10 (X) Cash Coin - Oddity
Please Note: This is an authentic Admiral Gardner Shipwreck Treasure Coin, and your coin will closely match the one pictured and be of equal or better quality - as she was carrying the entire mint run, your coin will be dated 1808.
These copper coins were minted in England, by the British East India Company, in 1808. They were meant to be used at their trading posts in India. Packed in wax, they were loaded on board the proud British East Indiaman, Admiral Gardner, to make the treacherous journey. But on January 24, 1809, she was caught in a storm in the English Channel and sank on Goodwin Sands, never to be seen again until 1985.
What is an oddity, you ask? Well, either during a shipwreck, or, more commonly, during salvage and recovery, some coins are so difficult to salvage that a few end up bent or notched... we call these survivors oddities. Each of these coins is completely unique, and some collectors enjoy gathering oddities from different shipwrecks.
Your Admiral Gardner Shipwreck Coin
- Date: 1808
- Denomination: 10 Cash (X Cash)
- Mint: Birmingham, England
- Coin Metal: Copper
- Grade Oddity: Excellent Detail with Bends, Folds or Notches
- Obverse (Front): The crest of the East India Company with the motto, “AUSP: REGIS & SENAT: ANGLIA,” meaning “Under the Auspices of the King and Senate of England.”
- Reverse: (Back): The Persian inscription of the reverse is the diplomatic language of Moghul, India and gives the value in local currency: “10 cash are 2 fulus.
We’re proud to say our collection, including the coin you see here, was once a part of the salvage divemaster’s collection, and is a beautiful example of recovered shipwreck treasure, now destined for a very different future as it travels on with you.
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Your Admiral Gardner Shipwreck X Cash Coin Comes Complete with:
- Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
- A Detailed, Customized, Multi-Page Photo Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
- Historic Brief: Britain's First Coins
- Historic Brief: "Pieces of Eight"
- Placement in an Archival Protector