Stemming from that, divers under the former London attorney Rex Cowan discovered the wreck in 1981, and in 1983 they found their first coins, one of three chests of Mexican silver and Dutch gold coins (totaling 67,000 guilders or dollar-sized units) for the East India trade aboard the Vliegenthart. The second chest was smashed on the seabed and its contents partially salvaged, while the third chest, intact like the first, came up in 1992.
The divers also recovered several smaller boxes of large Dutch silver coins known as "ducatoons, " illegally exported and therefore contraband. Among the silver coins found were thousands of Mexican cobs, predominantly 8 reales, many with clear dates in the early 1730s and in excellent condition. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Europe\Netherlands". The seller is "sarcasmos2001-3" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.