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The coins provenance marked LIMA under the bust are all made from silver from treasure captured from Spanish ships off the coast of the Peruvian city of Lima by the English Privateers John Morecock and James Talbot, Captains of the Prince Frederick and the Duke in 1745.

An incredible story behind this coin which charters the story of the journey of silver mined and coined in Peru by one nation, subsequently captured and finding its way reminted into the pockets of the populous of another nation, the two biggest sea powers of the era.


Specification Value
Denomination Crown
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 15.05 g
Diameter 34.00mm
Reverse Designer Johann Ochs
Specification Value
Obverse Designer John Tanner
Quality Circulating
Year 1745-1746
Pure Metal Type Silver
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