Santa Maria de la Consolacion Shipwreck (Isla del Muerto "Island of the dead") - 1 Reale - Dated 1679 - Pillar & Wave design

Denomination: 1 Reales

Mint: Potosi, Peru

Dated: 1679 (on both sides)

Reign: Carlos II

Assayer: "C" 1678-1679. (Unknown Assayer.)

Weight: 2.4 grams

Coin Mount:  14K Gold 

History: The Santa Maria de la Consolacion reportedly sank near Santa Clara Island while evading Pirates in 1681.  nicknamed Isla de Muertos in the 1680s by the Spanish. Isla de Muertos (Island of the Dead) was often a routine stopover for the Armada del Mar del Sur, the Galleons carrying treasure from Spain to Chile and Peru to Panama. She was carrying 146,000 Pesos along with 800 silver bars, and gold ingots valued at 34,000 pesos.  The shipwreck was discovered in 1997 by ROBCAR, S.A.