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WHYDAH shipwreck coin for sale.

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Topic: WHYDAH shipwreck coin for sale.
Posted By: kopfmk
Subject: WHYDAH shipwreck coin for sale.
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2011 at 10:23pm
1717 Authentic Whydah pirate shipwreck coin for sale.  Certificate of Authenticity.  $1500.  You will not find this anywhere else. 
 


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Posted By: birds-or-shells
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2011 at 7:28pm

Please e-mail me at mailto:birds-or-shells@comcast.net" rel="nofollow - birds-or-shells@comcast.net to discuss this coin.  Thanks!

 
Mike


Posted By: treasuredave
Date Posted: 19 Sep 2011 at 8:32pm
Hello, I'm new to forum. I am interested in your Whydah Coin. Please give me a ring 954 5629963 I live in Hollywood Florida. If you wish call and I will call right back so conversation is my dime. Regards, Dave


Posted By: treasuredave
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2011 at 6:16am
e-mail me please at mailto:djpjdot@aol.com" rel="nofollow - djpjdot@aol.com


Posted By: Farron Hite
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2011 at 6:52am
I am extremely interested in this coin--please email me
 
mailto:farronhite@yahoo.com" rel="nofollow - farronhite@yahoo.com
 
Thanks so much!
 
 


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Farron Hite


Posted By: pirategurl
Date Posted: 24 Oct 2011 at 12:18pm
Hi!  I really want to buy this from you and could pay you asap!  Do you still have it?  I can be reached the quickest at mailto:rothstep@isu.edu" rel="nofollow - rothstep@isu.edu


Posted By: treasurehunter
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2011 at 9:25am
Would consider paying more than your asking.  Is the coin still available, as I do not see any responses on this site?  904-599-5768


Posted By: birds-or-shells
Date Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 5:24pm
This coin was sold on eBay (not to me).
 
If anyone has a Whydah coin to sell please contact me at mailto:birds-or-shells@comcast.net" rel="nofollow - birds-or-shells@comcast.net
 
Thanks!
 
Mike


Posted By: birds-or-shells
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2012 at 10:05am
This coin was sold on eBay (not to me).

If anyone has a Whydah coin or artifact to sell,  please contact me at mailto:birds-or-shells@comcast.net" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: capemike
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2013 at 5:07pm
I do have a coin from the Whydah, and it is currently being verified / appraised. It's dated 1699, gold & silver combined, and personally found on the cape in the area of the wreck. Any ideas what it is worth, before the appraisal comes back?? I have tried uploading here, but size is too large.


Posted By: treasuredave
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2013 at 6:26pm
Hello, Whydah coins on the market are very scarce. The only ones available are gifts that were given to investors of the Whydah Project back before the wreck was identified. The coins have a value of around 2 to 3 hundred dollars but because there are collectors who collect samples from ALL known wrecks, there are always people who will pay alot more to own one. I have several and have been collecting them for many years now. The only problem I see with your coin is that you have no way to prove that it is a Whydah Coin. With the coins that were presented to investors, there is a certificate of authenticity from the Whydah Project People and many times also comes with a Tyvek card printed by The Whydah Project/conservators which is proof you would need. Without this paperwork, your coin, even if it was found where you say and authentic, would be very difficult to prove. If you want further info, please leave your e-mail address on the site and I will return e-mail Hope this helps.


Posted By: treasuredave
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2013 at 6:36pm
p.s., Coins of the Whydah are not unique. After all, the Whydah was a slaver taken over by pirates. These pirates raided ships in the Atlantic, Carribean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean and all over. The coins that were found on the wreck were English, French, Spanish and any other vessel they felt they could capture. Coins also could be 1600's through the 1717 date when the vessel sunk. So 1699 fits the timeframe but like I typed earlier, not verifyable as to being found from the Whydah wreck. Dave


Posted By: BellamyCay
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2014 at 8:52pm
Actually, Whydah Gally coins are ultra rare. I think what you meant to say was that coins similar to those found on the Whydah are common.
Although there are many people over the past couple of hundred years who have claimed, with stars in their eyes, to have found a coin from the Whydah on the beach, coins are often found up and down the Cape Cod coast because there are more than 3,500 shipwrecks there. Only coins recovered lawfully by Barry Clifford's expeditions can ever be considered authentic Whydah artifacts. The location was not even precisely known until the research of the expedition's project historian, the late Ken Kinkor, and the 1985 discovery of the ship's bell inscribed "The Whydah Gally 1717". Whydah artifacts do not wash up on the beach - at least not for more than two hundred years - because the artifacts are solidly buried between 10 to 50 feet under the sand, under 16 to 30 feet of water, spread over a four mile area, 1,500 feet from the beach.
Though Clifford on rare occasions has gifted some of his Whydah coins, he does not sell any artifacts that are recovered. Only three fully certified coins are known to have been sold by the people, or their heirs, who were gifted them by Clifford. The coin that is being sold here is one of those three; it does in fact have an official certificate of authenticity, signed by Barry Clifford and former board and team members, accompanied by a portrait of the Whydah created as a commemorative poster that was offered at a temporary Whydah artifact display at the Provincetown Pilgrim Monument Museum nearly 20 years ago (these are still available at the Whydah Pirate Museum).


Posted By: treasuredave
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2016 at 1:51pm
Actually what I said in previous post is accurate. Whydah coins are not "rare", they are quite common to the period. In the mix you may find a rare date or design with them but generally they were just coins circulating at the time.  Barry Clifford and crew has found tens of thousands of these coins, in denomination of 2 reales 4 reales, and 8 reales, with the 8's being most common. What the previous poster was saying was that the Whydah coin is rare to the marketplace and seldom seen for sale. The Whydah Museum in Provencetown has the bulk of them on display and the salvers does not sell them. Only the coins given away as gifts to investors sometimes find there way to market. So, rare to the marketplace but many thousands displayed in a museum.


Posted By: BellamyCay
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2016 at 11:55pm

I think we're just getting our wires crossed. "Whydah coins" implied treasure coins FROM the Whydah Gally. I meant that coins that were covered from the Whydah wreck are rare on the market because only Barry Clifford can distribute them and he does not sell any, and only those recovered by our team can be authenticated as Whydah treasure coins. What I think you meant to say was that coins SIMILAR to those which we found among the Whydah's treasure are not rare. THAT of course is true, since Spanish Eights (and their denominations) were in use for centuries even by other nations. But Spanish coins were not the only ones found on Whydah. Coins from several kingdoms were recovered, since Whydah did not confine its captures to Spanish treasure galleons. When the museum is open (mid April to the end of October) we display about 100 coins of various denominations. We have a few more on display in our National Geographic touring exhibit "REAL PIRATES". The rest are kept in a bank vault. Although our dive team brings up more every year. They are in marvelous condition having been 10 to 50 feet under the sand, under 16 to 30 feet of ocean for, well, as of next April it will be 300 years. Coins made for Spain by Central/South American Native slaves were (usually) Potasi silver and have fascinating shapes, including square, triangular, diamond, trapezoidal, and teardrop. Some, which were part of a special minting, are in the shape of a heart. All of the tens of thousands of coins recovered are minted pre-1717, a large amount from the 1600s, so these coins stayed in circulation for quite some time.

TreasureDave... are you in Hollywood Florida? As I write this I'm in Fort Lauderdale for Winter, around the corner from the MaiKai Polynesian Tiki Room. Lived in Hollywood for many years.


Posted By: treasuredave2
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2016 at 8:37pm
Yes, I live in south Florida and have been here since the 1960's. You are 7 miles from my location. Good to converse with shipwreck enthusiast. I have been collecting and diving most of my adult life. I have been fortunate to have collected a Whydah coin for my personal collection in the past. Sometimes heirs of the original investors don't have any interest in them. I guess sometimes apples fall well away from the tree. I would never sell the coin, it only fills a void in my collection.When I am old and frail and somehow loose my life interest in shipwreck, I would have no problem selling it to merely recover the price I paid. I would consider selling back to the Whydah foundation if they were interested. If I did sell, it would only be to another shipwreck enthusiast like myself. Fear not, these coins are not being purchased by uncaring people, they are being purchased to be revered in collections by people who cherish the history. If someone pays a big money for a coin from the Whydah, they are buying not for the value of the coin but buying to hold a piece of history. I feel the tragic part is if the heirs of such coins would dispose of the coins to be lost to history. The story about the Whydah fascinates me to no end. I dream about a chance to dive the Whydah someday. I have dove many wrecks and have enjoyed the thrill of the hunt. You should feel very proud to have been a part of their quest.   


Posted By: treasuredave2
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2016 at 8:56pm
p.s., These coins are rare to the marketplace, that we agree. But since the Clifford team has located tens of thousands, and may reach hundreds of thousands, they are not rare as coinage. Some say Atocha coins are rare. At any time e-bay lists several hundred on a daily basis. They are not rare to the marketplace nor to the ship they were found on.If Mr. Clifford released them to the public from the museums, they would pepper the auctions sites as do the Atocha Margarita, 1715 and 1733 fleet and other shipwrecks. Most of these wrecks were located by struggling salvers and had to sell to make payroll. Mr. Clifford was fortunate enough not to struggle to support his dreams. It is refreshing to see the Whydah coins are being kept, for the most part, together for all to enjoy in the future.


Posted By: Whydah1717
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2017 at 12:16am
WANTED!!! HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR WHYDAH 1717 SHIPWRECK COINS!! THESE ARE IN FRAMES, WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AND LITHOGRAPH OF WHYDAH GALLEY!!! DON'T ACCEPT LOW-BALL OFFERS, THESE COINS WERE GIVEN TO INVESTORS BY SALVOR BARRY CLIFFORD, AND FAMILY MEMBERS WHO INHERIT THEM, OFTEN HAVE NO INTEREST IN KEEPING. YOU MUST CONTACT THOSE WITH CURRENT MARKET VALUES ON THESE COINS AND ARE WILLING TO STEP UP AND PAY TOP DOLLAR!!! CALL ME ON MY DIME, AT 702 374-2148  OR CONTACT ME BY MY E-MAIL AT  skyvaper247@yahoo.com  YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF NOT TO GET RIPPED OFF!!! IMMEDIATE PAYMENTS, I COVER ALL SHIPPING COSTS!!! LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! THANK-YOU WHYDAH1717



Posted By: treasuredave
Date Posted: 09 Nov 2017 at 8:40pm
Hello, Treasure Dave here, If you are looking for pirate ship Whydah information, history, recovery efforts, current coin values, Give me a call. I am a shipwreck coin collector/diver for over 40 years in South Florida. I love the subject of shipwreck salvage and willing to share my extensive knowledge about this shipwreck or any others. If selling coins, I will pay top current values. If you have an unusual coin or artifact, I am willing to pay even more to add to my collection. If unsure about selling a coin or artifact, want general information about your coin, or just want to talk "shipwreck", I would like to help. Feel free to call or e-mail me any time. If no answer, I will call you back as soon as Possible. Kind Regards Dave 954 5629963 954 9250580 djpjdot@aol.com 



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