National Geographic : 2012 Nov
Most Americans would expect to see an authentic Revolutionary Wa r treasure from the 1700s only behind glass in a museum. Now, thanks to the discovery of these coins in the centuries-old El Cazador shipwreck, you can actually own America's First Silver Dollar! GLEAMING SILVER WITH A STORY TO TELL Struck in the New Wo r l d between 1772 and 1783 in 90.1% fine silver, these Spanish colonial "8 Reales" were authorized by the Continental Congress upon the recommendation of Thomas Jefferson as America's first official coinage. Widely circulated throughout the 13 Colonies, they were used to help fund the American Revolutionary Wa r and earned the title of "America's First Silver Dollar." LARGER THAN A U.S. SILVER DOLLAR Accepted as legal tender in the U.S. until 1857, each of these hefty silver dollars weighs 27 grams and is 39 mm in diameter. From Europe to China, throughout the Caribbean, and across the 13 Colonies, these silver dollars were readily accepted for trade due to their heft and high silver value. IMAGINE WHO HELD THESE COINS Each of these amazing silver dollars makes history come alive. Coins like these were spent in taverns by patriots celebrating America's victory over the British in 1783. Wa s this the coin George Washington tossed across the Potomac River or used to purchase badly needed supplies for his army? CERTIFIED HISTORIC SHIPWRECK SILVER Each of these coins has been inspected and authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and certified to be genuine shipwreck silver from the legendary Spanish Brig of Wa r, El Cazador. Each coin is dated from the revolutionary years of our Founding Fathers: 1772--1783 (dates our choice)---and has been sonically-sealed in an acrylic holder for preservation. SAV E OVER $175! America's First Silver Dollars with the El Cazador ship- wreck pedigree are selling nationally for up to $425. Now, thanks to this exclusive shipwreck treasure discovery, we are able to offer these historic coins for just $249 (plus s/h). Order with confidence. Your satisfaction is assured with our full 30-day return privilege. Hundreds of thousands have ordered from us with confidence for over 26 years. Call Now Toll-Free 24 Hours a Day 1-800-494-7374 Offer Code CDS137-01 Please provide this code when you call. 14101 Southcross Drive W. , Dept. CDS137-01, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337 www.NewYorkMint.com AMERICA'S FIRST SILVER DOLLAR Own the Dollar that helped Win America's Independence! Save over $175! Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Past performance is not a predictor of future performance. NOTE: New York Mint® is a private distributor of world- wide government coin and currency issues and privately issued licensed collectibles and is not affiliated with the United States government. Facts and figures deemed accurate as of June 2012. ©2012 New York Mint, LLC.