La Capitana Shipwreck - 8 Reales Coin - Potosi Mint - Post Transitional - Pillar and Wave - Fully Dated 1654 - Unique dots - Broken die

  • Denomination: 8 Reales   
  • Mint: Potosi, Peru (modern-day Bolivia) 
  • Date: Fully dated 1654 on both Obverse and Reverse (year Capitana sank)
  • Assayer: "E," Antonio de Ergueta
  • Weight: 26. 86 g
  • History: Post - Transitional Pillar and Wave Type VIII-B
  • Note: Roman Numeral "8" replaced Pomegranate on Reverse
  • Note: Unique dot pattern on Obverse (Pillar-side) possibly determining rank of engraver at the Mint, though no true way to prove this. 

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