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Capitana Shipwreck Coins

The Spanish galleon Jesus Maria de la Limpia Concepcion, better known as the “Capitana”, was lost in 1654 after striking a reef system off Chanduy Ecuador.  The huge galleon served as the command ship, the captain's ship or "Capitana" of the 1654 South Sea Armada, and due to her size and stature, carried the bulk of the fleets treasure.  Estimates place the amount at nearly 10 million pesos of silver, well above the annual production of the combined mints of the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru.

Most of the “Capitana's” treasure was promptly salvaged by the Spanish only to be lost two years later with the wreck of the Maravillas.  The wreck was rediscovered and salvaged in 1997; see Dave Horner's account of the salvage in his book "Shipwreck, A Saga of Sea Tragedy and Sunken Treasure".

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all Capitana Shipwreck treasure coins.  View a typical original Capitana certificate of authenticity.

Purchase an exceptionally written booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 2 - 1654 Capitana & 1655 Almiranta" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.

 


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Good Capitana Coin Fragments
 
Item:  Good Capitana Fragments
Capitana Shipwreck coin fragments with little or no detail, but at least as nice as those shown at left.
See Special Sale details below.

Price:  $29.00  BUY ITEM
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Better Capitana Coin Fragments
 
Item:  Better Capitana Fragments
Capitana Shipwreck coin fragments with some details at least as nice as those shown at left.
See Special Sale details below.

Price:  $39.00  BUY ITEM
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Best Capitana Coin Fragments
 
Item:  Best Capitana Fragments
Capitana Shipwreck coin fragments, actually full but corroded coins with light details.
See Special Sale details below.

Price:  $49.00  BUY ITEM
Special Sale - These Capitana shipwreck coins and coin fragments each have various visible light details and are at least as good (most are better) than the ones shown in the pictures.  We will pick the nicest from each lot on a first come first served basis, so it's best to be early.  These are great coins for those desiring an authentic shipwreck treasure coin, but are on a strict budget.  Supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity.


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Capitana - 8 Reales
Item#:  12113
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  O
Weight:  25.6 grams
Diameter: 1.6-1.7 inches

Price:  $695.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type cob, Potosi mint, assayer O, dated (164)9.  Full cross with bold lions and castles visible in the quadrants, bold arms type countermark at left (rare - only and hand full are known to exist) and a light 9 of the date 1649 at the 9 o'clock position in the legend.  Nearly full shield with visible mint and assayer marks P and O at left and denomination mark 8 at right.  Struck on a broad flan with areas of flatness.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo certificate of authenticity and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 2 - 1654 Capitana & 1655 Almiranta" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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Capitana - 8 Reales
Item#:  13088
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  26.56 grams
Diameter: 1.5-1.6 inches

Price:  $795.00 SOLD

 

Shield type cob, Potosi mint, assayer E, dated 1651 (the bottoms of the digits 165 are visible along with a complete 1) .  Bold full cross with all lions and castles visible, the top right lion lightly so do to a ding possibly incurred during salvage.  Excellent full, slightly double struck shield with the mint and assayer marks P and E at left, the denomination mark 8 along with a second assayer mark E at right and a nearly complete King's name with full ordinal in the right side legend.  This large uncorroded coin has nicely centered details, nice contrasting toning and is rare in that it has no countermark typically found on Potosi coins of the time period.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo certificate of authenticity and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 2 - 1654 Capitana & 1655 Almiranta" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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Capitana - 8 Reales
Item#:  8278
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  26.9 grams
Diameter: 1.4-1.6 inches

Price:  $695.00  SOLD

 

Pillars and Waves type cob, Potosi mint, assayer E, dated 1653.  Excellent pillars side details including bold pillars, the denomination mark 8 with light PH above, two mint marks P, two assayer marks E (one is light), bold central PLV SVL TRA, and the central date 1653 (the 3 is light put positive).  Nice full cross offset to the left revealing some of the King's name visible in the right side legend.  Also visible on the cross side is a light assayer mark E at right and a partial date 1653 at the bottom.  An excellent second year issue Capitana piece-of-eight coin.  Supplied with both the original certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo certificate of authenticity, along with a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 2 - 1654 Capitana & 1655 Almiranta" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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Capitana - 4 Reales
Item#:  4355
Denomination:  4 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  13.7 grams
Diameter: 1.2 inches

Price:  $495.00  BUY ITEM

 

Pillars and Waves type cob, Potosi mint, assayer E, partial date (16)5(3 or 4).  Features include a well centered full cross complete with an assayer mark E; the pillars side displays a mintmark P, assayer mark E, and denomination mark 4.  This coin would look great in a 14k gold bezel mount.  Supplied with the original photo certificate of authenticity and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 2 - 1654 Capitana & 1655 Almiranta" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.

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