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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649)O/Z, with 2 countermarks (rare): crowned •F• on shield side and

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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649)O/Z, with 2 countermarks (rare): crowned •F• on shield side and
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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649)O/Z, with 2 countermarks (rare): crowned •F• on shield side and arms on cross side. S-P35, KM-19b, CT-507. 21.9 grams. Specimens with 2 or more countermarks like this one are very rare, and this one also shows a clear O/Z assayer in addition to the full and well-detailed •F• countermark (no dots flanking crown), nice full shield, full but partially flat cross, light corrosion, the arms countermark (shield with lions and castles) typically applied to the very edge. Pedigreed to the Louis Hudson collection. Recovered from: Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador