8 Reales Shipwreck Coin Pendant
8 Reales Pillar and Waves Cob Coin in 14kt Gold Pendant Mount
This coin, struck in Potosí, Bolivia under the rule of Philip IV of Spain, was salvaged from the treasure ship Jesus Maria de la Limpia Concepción, better known as the La Capitana. This huge treasure galleon of the Armada del Mar del Sur was lost near Chanduy, Ecuador in 1654 while sailing from Peru to Panama.
The specimen is an example of the beautiful pillar and waves design, minted in the first three years of its inception. An infamous period of stealing,, corruption and fraud at the Potosí mint ended in 1652, and several assayers and mint officials were publicly executed. As a solution to the mint scandal, a new design of coinage – the pillars and waves series – was implemented. The very first pillars and waves cobs were struck for only a few months in 1652. The design proved so popular that it was used on coinage for the next 120 years.
This coin pendant comes with a presentation box and certificate of authenticity.
1 Reale Shipwreck Coin Pendant
1 Reale Piece of Eight in 14kt Gold Pendant Mount – Dated 1654
This coin, graded in FINE condition, was struck in Potosí, Bolivia under the rule of Philip IV of Spain, is a treasure coin salvaged from an unknown Spanish ship.
This coin pendant comes with a presentation box and certificate of authenticity. It is artifact number 21616941 from the famous Treasures by Marc Anthony collection.