The Jesus de Limpia de Consolacion, or "La Capitana" sank in October of 1654 off the coast of Chanduy, Ecuador. The 1,200 ton Spanish galleon was the largest built in Colonial American during the 17th century, and the flagship of the Viceroyalty of Peru and the South Sea Armada. This ship was commissioned to carry Spanish coins including the Potosi Mint scandal coins, the subsequent countermark coins and many other dated from 1649-1654.
Coins from this collection are mounted as a piece of jewelry ready to wear.
The "cobs" from this collection will present themselves in predominately the 8 Reales denomination. Some smaller varieties in denomination exist, however they are considered unique. According to records during this time, The King mandated that all 8 and 4 Reales coins be reviewed and "crown marked" as needed. This was due to the large fraud detected at the Potosi Mint in 1650. All of the 2 and 1 Reales coins were ordered to be returned and re-minted, meaning many of the smaller coins technically should not exist!
Denomination: 8 Reales Reign: Philip IV Mint: Potosi Assayer: Ergueta "E" Weight: 18.3 g Date: (16)52 Coin History: This coin is partially dated (XX)52; and is Crown-marked "F" on...View full product details
Denomination: 8 Reales Reign: Philip IV Mint: Potosi Assayer: Juan Rodriquez de Rosa ("O" with a dot in the center - "Rosa the Wheel") Weight: 24 grams Date:...View full product details
Denomination: 8 Reales Reign: Philip IV Mint: Potosi Assayer: NV Weight: 17.0 g Date: (16)49 Coin History: Crowned with a rare "Cross over S" and is dated (16)49 -...View full product details
Denomination: 4 Reales Reign: Philip IV Mint: Potosi Assayer: Erqueta "E" (1651-1679) Weight: 6.7 g Date: 1654 Coin History: Post Transition Pillars & Wave design. Mount: 14K gold with diamond, emerald,...View full product details
Denomination: 8 Reales Reign: Philip IV Mint: Potosi Assayer: NV Weight: 17.1 g Date: NV Coin History: Crowned "cross over dots" on cross side, type "B" Id: C-PL-115-MC Mount: Sterling Silver...View full product details
Denomination: 8 Reales Assayer: Antonio de Ergueta "E" Mint: Potosi, Peru Date: 1653 (visible on both sides) Weight: 22.21 g History: Post-Transitional Pillar and Wave...View full product details