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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(51-2)(E), with elegant crown alone countermark (very rare, attribu

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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(51-2)(E), with elegant crown alone countermark (very rare, attribu
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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(51-2)(E), with elegant crown alone countermark (very rare, attributable to Lima, Peru) on cross side. S-P36, KM-19b. 26.8 grams. The countermark on this coin (an elegant and well-detailed crown by itself inside a border of small dots) is an exact match with one attributed to Lima by Esteras Martín (see lot #293), but since it is very rare, we have to assume this was not the main mark used by that metropolitan center, which must have countermarked quite a lot of the coins. The countermark is right over the date (except for the 16, which is bold), but the cross is full, as is the shield, and there is practically no corrosion (just some flatness). Pedigreed to the Louis Hudson collection. Recovered from: Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador