Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

RP1377613834 - 8 Reales (1799)


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Mexico

Soverign Issuer Carlos IV

Coin Type8 Reales

Country of OriginSpanish America

Date 1799

Coin Details

Weight 1353.00g

Composition Silver

Condition P-F

Date Found 1979

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1377613834

Catalogue Yr 679

Map of shipwreck


An American China trader wrecked at Ningaloo reef in 1811. The first example of an outwardbound American China trader to be examined from the archaeological perspective. Reported in the Columbian Sentinel dated 3 August 1811 to have had
$280 000 in specie on its outward journey from Boston.
Rapid departed Boston for Canton on 28 September 1810. After rounding the
Cape of...