A Treasure From Ages Past. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the inhabitants of New France faced chronic shortages. Their colony was months away from the motherland, isolated by the Atlantic Ocean whose treacherous waters claimed countless sailing ships. An entire annual budget of coins was lost when Le Chameau slammed into the coast of Cape Breton in 1725, leaving no survivors and bits of broken cargo washed ashore.
The story of lost treasure became a vibrant part of local lore, but people could only speculate if gold coins lay hidden in the dangerous waters-until an adventurer arrived in 1960. Convinced the treasure was there, he spent the next five years searching.
Hidden deep under the ocean, near the bottom of a crevice and below layers of silver coins, lay hundreds of gold coins in near perfect condition. After 240 years, the mystery of Le Chameau's precious treasure was solved!This series of 3 coins are a reproduction of coins that had been buried for hundreds of years under the ocean off the coast of Cape Breton. An entire annual budget of coins was lost when Le Chameau slammed into the coast of Cape Breton in 1725. Accompanied by a serialized certificate, your proof of ownership for this coin and evidence that your coin has been individually inspected by Royal Canadian Mint quality assurance specialists.
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Please wait for us to send you an invoice. The item "2006 $1 Fine Gold Coin Gold Louis" is in sale since Wednesday, June 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "jandm-coin-jewellery" and is located in Vancouver, BC.This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.