1808 East India Company X Cash Admiral Gardner Coin

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1808 East India Company X Cash Admiral Gardner Shipwreck Treasure Coin 

KM# 319.

On 24 January 1809, Captain Eastfield sailed from the Downs, bound for Madras and Bengal, at the start of Admiral Gardner's sixth voyage for the EIC. The next day Admiral Gardner was lost on the Goodwin Sands off South Foreland when a gale tore her from her moorings. Three (or five) crew drowned. Lost with Admiral Gardner was her cargo, a large number of EIC X and XX copper cash coins, belonging to Matthew Boulton. put the value of its cargo at £21,579.The wreck of Admiral Gardner was found in 1984 and some coins were salvaged in 1985 during a licensed dive.
SPECIFICATIONS

Composition: Copper

Weight: 6.4700g

Diameter: 25.8mm

DESIGN

Obverse: Arms with supporters, date below

Obverse Legend: EAST INDIA COMPANY

Reverse: Value in Persian and English

Reverse Legend: X. CASH.