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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O, with 2 countermarks (rare): crown alone on shield side and cro

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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O, with 2 countermarks (rare): crown alone on shield side and cro
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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O, with 2 countermarks (rare): crown alone on shield side and crown alone (very rare) on cross side, full date. S-P35, KM-19b, CT-506. 26.7 grams. Choice full date, great full cross with very rare countermark consisting of a crown without a border, the other side of the coin showing most of the shield with bold crown countermark of the common type, also clear P-O, some weakness and corrosion, one edge-split. Pedigreed to the Louis Hudson collection. Recovered from: Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador