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Denomination set of four silver Danish coins (24 skilling, 1764; 12 skilling, 1717; 8 skilling, 1785

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Denomination set of four silver Danish coins (24 skilling, 1764; 12 skilling, 1717; 8 skilling, 1785
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Denomination set of four silver Danish coins (24 skilling, 1764; 12 skilling, 1717; 8 skilling, 1785; and 2 skilling, 1784) in original cardboard holder. 10-3/4" x 7-3/4". Lightly corroded coins with traces of luster, efficiently displayed in an informative promotional holder (first we've seen from this wreck) with wax seal, original signatures of the divers and brief information about the ship and its salvage, expounded upon along with coin data in the accompanying booklet, all of which, however, is in Norwegian! The homebound Samson had just returned to Copenhagen from St. Croix (West Indies) with a cargo of sugar, rum and hardwood and was heading back to its home port of Kristiansand (Norway) when, shortly after sighting land, the ship sank in a storm off Homborsund. Some material from the wreck was salvaged the next year and sold at auction, but then the wreck was forgotten until the 1980s, when divers working under license from the Norsk Sjofartsmuseum (which retained 20%) recovered thousands of silver coins like these. Housed in original carboard holder from the salvors with booklet / certificate #108 (in Norwegian). Recovered from: Samson, sunk in 1786 off Homborsund, Norway