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Consolacion Shipwreck Coins

The Consolacion, a Spanish Armada del Sur (South Sea Armada) galleon, was lost in 1681 after striking a reef near Guayaquil Ecuador.  A delay in receiving silver coins from the mint in Potosi prevented the Santa Maria de la Consolacion from sailing with the rest of the armada from Callao, Chile.  When the lone ship met pirates, the captain decided to ground the Consolacion on Santa Clara island, nicknamed Isla de Muerto (Island of the Dead), but struck a reef in the process.  The vessel was evacuated and intentionally set on fire by the crew to prevent the plunder of treasure.  Modern day salvage operations has resulted in the recovery of the remaining material, mostly Spanish colonial pillars and waves type cobs from the famous Potosi mint.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all Consolacion Shipwreck treasure coins.
View a Consolacion certificate of authenticity issued by New World Treasures, LLC.
View a Consolacion certificate of authenticity issued by Atlantic Treasure Coins, Inc.
View a Consolacion certificate of authenticity issued by Robcar, S.A. (small 3x4 inch plastic sleeved).
View a Consolacion certificate of authenticity issued by Robcar, S.A. (5x7 inch).
View a Consolacion certificate of authenticity issued by Robcar, S.A. (8.5x11 inch)

 


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Consolacion - 4 Reales
Item#:  8333
Denomination:  4 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  7.6 grams
Diameter: 1.0-1.1 inches

Price:  $125.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer C, circa 1670, assayer E.  Partial, double struck cross with portions of the cross arms visible along with the mintmark P at left, a light castle and lion in the left side cross quadrants , denomination mark 4 above, left vertical of assayer mark E at right and 7 of the date 167x below.  The pillars side details include parts of both pillars with the waves below along with the bottom of the assayer mark E at lower left, what looks like a light 70 of the central date (but not positive) at bottom center above the waves and the left vertical of the mintmark P at bottom right.  A nice Consolacion coin for the price.  Supplied with the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example of an Atlantic Treasure Coins style certificate and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8291
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  C
Weight:  20.5 grams
Diameter: 1.3-1.5 inches

Price:  $125.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer C, struck in 1679 (per the assayer mark C).  The cross side has heavy corrosion, but the lower right quadrant details are visible including the cross arms and castle along with the assayer mark C at right.  The pillars side also exhibits heavy corrosion rendering only the right side pillar visible with the waves below.  This coin was struck in 1679 per the assayer mark C.  This one year assayer only held office during that year.  A large heavy coin, but lacking detail due to heavy salt water corrosion on both sides.  Supplied with the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example of an Atlantic Treasure Coins style certificate and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8386
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  V
Weight:  15.1 grams
Diameter: 1.3-1.5 inches

Price:  $145.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer V, dated 1679.  The cross side has light details including a nearly full cross with all lions and castles lightly visible in the cross quadrants along with a light 7 of the date 1679 below.  The pillars side is double struck and includes portions of both pillars visible with the waves below along with a bold assayer mark V at top, light denomination mark 8 to the left of the V and light 79 of the date 1679 at bottom center just above the waves.  Supplied with both the original 3x4 inch plastic sleeved small certificate of authenticity issued by Robcar, S.A. and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a small Robcar, S.A. and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8377
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  C
Weight:  11.3 grams
Diameter: 1.4-1.5 inches

Price:  $165.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer C, struck in 1679 (per the assayer mark C).  The cross side has light details including some of the cross with light hints of the lions and castles visible in the quadrants.  The pillars side has lots of details, including both pillars with some of the crown above, both mintmarks P at top left and bottom right, both assayer marks C at top right and bottom left, denomination mark 8 at top center between the pillars and 7 of the date 1679 at bottom center.  This coin was struck in 1679 per the assayer mark C.  This one year assayer only held office during that year.  A solid Consolacion coin with ample visible markings.  Supplied with both the original 3x4 inch plastic sleeved small certificate of authenticity issued by Robcar, S.A. and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a small Robcar, S.A. and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8227
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  V
Weight:  20.4 grams
Diameter: 1.4-1.5 inches

Price:  $275.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer V, dated 1679.  The cross side details include a full cross with all lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants along with the assayer mark V at right, light but positive 79 of the date 1679 below and ROLVS of the king's name (CAROLVS II) located along the right side edge.  Light pillars side details including both pillars with the waves below, left side of the denomination mark 8 at top center and light but positive central 79 of the date 1679 at bottom center between the pillars.  A nice double dated Consolacion coin.  Supplied with the original 5"x 7" Robcar, SA  photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example a Robcar, SA 5x7 inch style certificate and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  5363
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  18.2 grams
Diameter: 1.4-1.5 inches

Price:  $295.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer E, dated 1674.  Full, deep struck cross with all lions and castles visible to varying degrees in the cross quadrants along with CA of the king's name (CARLOVS II) at the 1 o'clock position along the edge, and 6 of the date 1674 visible below.  Nice pillars side details including both pillars with waves below, mint mark P at top left, both assayer marks E at to right and bottom left, denomination mark 8 at top center, and sharp 4 of the date 1674 below the left side pillar (upside down).  A nice Consolacion coin with well balanced details.  Supplied with the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example of an Atlantic Treasure Coins style certificate and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8020
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  V
Weight:  23.1 grams
Diameter: 1.4 inches

Price:  $395.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer V, dated 1679.  Deep struck 75% full cross with one lion and castle visible in the lower cross quadrants and partially visible in the top.  Also visible on the cross side is 7 of the date 1679 located below the cross and the assayer mark V at right.  The pillars side has both pillars visible with the waves below, one strong assayer mark V at top right and another weaker one at bottom left, mintmark P at top left and 79 of a second date 1679 centered just above the waves.  A nice, heavy, deep struck coin.  Supplied with the original 5"x 7" Robcar, SA  photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example a Robcar, SA 5x7 inch style certificate and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8359
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  17.0 grams
Diameter: 1.3-1.4 inches

Price:  $395.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer E, dated 1677.  Full cross with all lions and castles visible to varying degrees in the cross quadrants along with the assayer mark E at right and 7 of the date 1677 below.  Nice pillars side details including both pillars with the waves below, both assayer marks E at the top right and bottom left, one mint mark P at top left, nearly complete central PLV SVL TRA, and bold 77 of the central date 1677 at bottom center just above the waves.  Nice in that it has both assayer marks and clear 77 of the date all visible on the pillars side.  Supplied with the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example of an Atlantic Treasure Coins style certificate and New World Treasures style certificate.

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