La Capitana Shipwreck of 1654 - 8 Reales - Double crown marks on cross side.

Shipwreck: La Capitana - Sank off Chanduy, Ecuador in 1654   

Denomination: 8 Reales  

Mint: Potosi, Bolivia

Assayer: "O" Juan Rodriquez de Rosa - O with a dot in the center

Date: Not Visible

Weight: 26.08 gm

Note: Coin has double crown marks on the cross side.  This indicates that it may have travel between to financial regions and needed a second crown mark. 

History: 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 America during the 17th Century, and the flagship of the Viceroyalty of Peru and the South Sea Armada. This ship was commissioned to  to carry Spanish Coins including the Potosi Mint scandal coins. 

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