|THE 'R.M.S DOURO' GOLD COINS
Own a piece of history...The Douro Sovereigns, apart from their value as
highly collectable items, are indeed a most exceptional discovery - they tell a rich and
evocative tale, and are intriguing reminders of another, more mysterious 'world', far
below the surface of the sea.
The day that shipwreck explorer,
Sverker Hallstrom, first caught sight of the fabled coins, brought up from the undisturbed
seabed more than a century after the Douro's tragic sinking, was to be one of his
greatest. The elusive wreck had indeed seen many a researcher devoting long years towards
her discovery and ultimately to the salvaging of her covetable treasure...
handfuls of golden coins that, in spite of the impressions made by time and tide, still
glittered in the sunlight, were some extremely rare Brazilian and Portuguese coins, dating
as far back as the 1700s. The cause of much excitement, too, was the discovery by the
salvage team of British Gold Sovereigns
dating to the time of Queen Victoria.