1064443 | FRANCE. Louis XV. 1723-D AV Louis d'Or. NGC UNC Details Saltwater damage.
Lyon. LUD · XV · D · G · FR · ET · NAV · REX ·. Laureate head right /
CHRS · REGN · VINC · IMP ·. Crowned double L monogram within palms. KM 468.5; Gadoury 338.
Popular "Mirliton" type, representative of the type recovered from the Le Chameau shipwreck.
Ex-Donald G. Partrick Collection. Includes original collector's envelope.
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The French ship Chameau or Le Chameau (Camel) was a wooden sailing ship of the French Navy, built in 1717. She was used to transport passengers and supplies to New France (in present day Canada), making several trips. Nearing the end of her last voyage, a storm blew her onto some rocks on August 27, 1725. She sank, with the loss of all aboard; estimates range as high as 316 dead. In 1965, Alex Storm and his associates located the wreckage near Chameau Rock, and recovered a treasure of gold and silver pieces.