1605-1613 Potosi Bolivia 8 Reales NGC XF-40 Atocha Era
Item #CC-0117 | 1605-13 Potosi 8 Reales NGC XF-40
Mint: Potosi, Bolivia
Assayer: R for “Baltasar Ramos Leceta”
Ruler/Period: Philip III
Weight: 27.02 Grams
For details on this coin from NGC, click on the serial number here: 2847789-002
Description: This beautiful Potosi 8 Reales cob boasts a brilliant luster, complete and well centered shield, and one of the best reverse/cross sides you could ask for on a cob from this era. Minted between 1605 and 1613, coins like these are famous for being found in the thousands off the wreck of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha. While this piece may have never been on the vessel, it is a shining example of a cob from that historic period!