La Capitana Shipwreck ("Jesus Maria de la Limpia Conception") - 8 Reales - Potosi Mint - Reign of Philip III

Shipwreck: La Capitana - 1654

Reign: Pilip III

Denomination: 8 Reales

Mint: Potosi

Assayer: "E" Erqueta "1651"  

Date: NV Visible

Crown Mark: Not Visible

Weight: 21.43 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. 

 

 

C-Cap-1497

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