Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

RP18432 - Tallero (1791-1800)


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Tuscany

Soverign Issuer Ferdinand III

Coin TypeTallero

Country of OriginItaly

Date 1791-1800

Coin Details

Weight 19.88g

Composition Silver

Condition P

Date Found 1979

Museum Reference

Registration Number 18432

Catalogue Dav. 1521

Map of shipwreck


An American China trader wrecked at Ningaloo reef in 1811. The first example of an outwardbound American China trader to be examined from the archaeological perspective. Reported in the Columbian Sentinel dated 3 August 1811 to have had
$280 000 in specie on its outward journey from Boston.
Rapid departed Boston for Canton on 28 September 1810. After rounding the
Cape of...