Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

RP17844 - Cent (c.1805)


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Unidentified

Soverign Issuer Unknown

Coin TypeCent

Country of OriginUnited States of America

Date c.1805

Coin Details

Weight 8.74g

Composition Silver

Condition P Corroded

Date Found 1979

Museum Reference

Registration Number 17844

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...