La Capitana - 8 Reales - Assayer "E" - Transition Pillar & Wave design with a Shield on the obverse versus the Cross.

  • Denomination: 8 Reales  
  • Reign: Philip IV
  • Mint: Potosi
  • Assayer: Erqueta "E" (1651-1679)
  • Date: Not Visible (1651)
  • Coin History:  This is a unusual Potosi Pillar and Wave design - The coin has an 8 over 8 Obverse with a Shield on the reverse (versus the cross seen today); this design was used for an 11 months period during 1652 transition from the Coss/Shield design to the Pillar/Wave design.

C-Cap05

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