La Capitana Shipwreck - "Jesus Maria de la Limpia Conception" - 8 Reales - Potosi Mint - Dated 1652

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

Date: 1652

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.

 C-Cap-5657

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