East India Company 1808 X CASH Admiral Gardner Shipwreck/Copp
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 The EIC 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.