La Capitana- 8 Reales - Date: Not Visible - Assayer E (1651-1679)

Reign: Philip III

Denomination: 8 Reales

Mint: Potosi

Assayer: "E" Erqueta "1651"  

Date: Not 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.