281715 Spanish Empire Peru Gold Coin ($18,000)

Most people inherit land, businesses, or family heirlooms like old paintings or a collection of baseball cards. But rarely do people inherit a rare, unique, Spanish Empire gold peso which was actually minted in Peru. This rare find was brought into the shop by Jody, its owner, and she knew

she had something that was worth a lot of money, she just wasn't sure how much.

From what she discovered, doing her own research, she valued the coin herself at $18,000. Its value came from the story behind it. In 1715, it was part of a giant treasure of loot worth nearly $14 million that was being brought to Spain on a fleet of ships leaving Havana. It did not take long for the guys to strike a deal and they made the purchase for $11,000.

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