Shipwreck: La Capitana - Sank off Chanduy, Ecuador in 1654
Denomination: 8 Reales
Mint: Potosi, Bolivia
Reign: Carlos II
Assayer: "E" Juan Rodriquez de Rosa - (1652-1679) Pillar and Wave design
Weight: 27.35 gm
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.
Note: Good full cross-lions-castles and one full pillar (off center). Some doubling.