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A large number of sunken galleons converted into treasures; adopted and detailed by the sea. Ships loaded with coins that still live in the depths and others that were rescued, allowing us today to have a part of history in our hands. Unique coins thanks to their battle scars, marked by important events and with details that only the sea could cultivate.

The Spanish real was a silver coin used between the 14th and 19th centuries. During this period due to the power of the Empire; The monetary system of the peninsula was based on this currency. These reales began to be minted in Spain by the Crown of Castile, until voyages to the new continent took them to other parts of the world.

As time went by, new coins representing another value were minted. The one most sought after was the 8 real , although there were also coins of two and four reales, the half real and quarter real.

At the beginning of the 17th century, as it was the basis of the peninsular monetary system of the time, everything was exchanged with these coins. The 8 real began to gain popularity, leading it to be legal tender in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and even China; this until the end of the 19th century.

In the colonial period they were the first coins minted in Mexico; silver coins weighing 3.35 grams made by hand with a hammer. And despite their rudimentary manufacture, they have a uniform thickness, are round and good looking.

Thanks to the growth of the Spanish Empire and its importance for so long, these treasures traveled from one place to another, exposing themselves to the risks involved in sailing. This is how today many Spanish galleons loaded with silver and gold continue as shipwrecks.

Some of these unique treasures that inherit a history; hidden by the oceans, they have been recovered and are part of our Shipwreck collection .

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