Bolivia Potosi 1649 Fully Dated 8 Reales "El Capitana Shipwreck" Pirate Gold Coins
Bolivia Potosi 1649 Fully Dated 8 Reales "El Capitana Shipwreck" Pirate Gold Coins

Bolivia Potosi 1649 Fully Dated 8 Reales "El Capitana Shipwreck" Pirate Gold Coins

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$1,295.00
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$1,295.00

This FULLY DATED 4 Digit 1649 Shipwreck piece from the famed “CAPITANA” sunk in 1654. A very large and broad Planchet with a Very bold date. Almost a complete shield and Cross. It has the upper half of the countermark as well (within shield). Comes with COA from salvagers!!! Weighs 24.28grams.

The “La Capitana” was the largest Galleon yet built for King Phillip IV, sunk on Oct. 26, 1654 after striking a submerged reef near Chanduy, Ecuador. It carried 216 Chests of Silver coins and 2,212 Silver BARS. The contraband carried on this vessel was over double the registered cargo. This piece was salvaged in 1996 / 1997. An incredible piece of History with a FULL DATE!