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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).

 


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8326
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  6.3 grams
Diameter: 1.0-1.2 inches

Price:  $99.00  BUY ITEM

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer E, dated 1677.  A very light weight coin due heavy corrosion, but yet with some important details still remaining.  The pillars side has visible pillars with the waves below along with a visible denomination mark at top center, and very light vertical portion of the assayer mark E at bottom left and most importantly, the 77 of the date 1677 located just above the waves.  The cross side has a very light, but nearly full cross visible and nicely centered.  A good Consolacion survivor coin offered at a bargain price.  Supplied with the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example of an Atlantic Treasure Coins style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8284
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E (not visible)
Weight:  13.0 grams
Diameter: 1.5 inches

Price:  $125.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Philip IV (per visible ordinal mark), assayer E (not visible but certain), circa 1652 - 1665.  The cross side has two visible cross arms along with the mint mark P at left, a partially visible castle and lion in the left side cross quadrants and the end of the kings name with ordinal III(I) for Philip IIII at the 3 to 5 o'clock position along the edge.  The pillars side details are very light and double struck, but include portions of both pillars with the waves below and one mint mark P at top left.    A large but light weight Consolacion coin offered at good price.  Supplied with the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example of an Atlantic Treasure Coins style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8314
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  12.7 grams
Diameter: 1.3-1.5 inches

Price:  $145.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer E, dated 1678.  A full cross is lightly visible on the cross side as are one partially visible lion and castle in the right side cross quadrants.  The cross side also has light mint mark P at left, a hint of the assayer mark E at right and 78 of the date at bottom.  The pillars side details are light and double struck, but a hint both mint marks P are visible at top left and bottom right along with a light denomination mark 8 at top center, the left side vertical arm of assayer E at right and most importantly, portions of two more dates at bottom center (digit 8) and the legend date (digits 78) at the 7 o'clock position along the edge.  A nice coin as pillars-and-waves cobs  with all three dates visible are rare finds.  Supplied with the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example of an Atlantic Treasure Coins style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8390
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  18.1 grams
Diameter: 1.3-1.4 inches

Price:  $165.00  BUY ITEM

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Philip IV or Charles II, assayer E, circa 1652-1678.  Nice pillars side details with both pillars visible with the waves below along with two visible mint marks P at top left and bottom right, one assayer mark E at top right and with flatness obscuring the date.  The cross side has a very light cross visible through corrosion.  A nice Consolacion coin for the price.  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#:  8375
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  C
Weight:  12.4 grams
Diameter: 1.3-1.6 inches

Price:  $165.00  BUY ITEM

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer C, dated 1679.  The pillars side details include both pillars with the waves below, and just above the waves from left to right is a light mint mark C - followed by a light 79 of the date 1679 - followed by the mint mark P.  Also located on the pillars side along the upper right edge are the letters POT of the mint name POTOSI.  The cross side has light details including a nearly full cross with some light portions of the lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants.  Also on the cross side is a clear assayer mark C at left and light 79 of a second date below.  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#:  8303
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  V
Weight:  19.4 grams
Diameter: 1.4-1.5 inches

Price:  $175.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer V, dated 1679.  Nearly full cross with muddled lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants.  Better pillars side details including visible pillars with the waves below, denomination mark 8 at top center, assayer mark V at top right, muddled 79 of the central date at bottom center and the left side of the mint mark P at bottom right.  Supplied with both the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example an Atlantic Treasure Coins and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8301
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  22.0 grams
Diameter: 1.5-1.6 inches

Price:  $295.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer E, circa 1670's.  Nice pillars side details including both pillars with the waves below, denomination mark 8 at top center, both assayer marks E at top right and bottom left, and one partial mint mark P at bottom right.  Nearly full cross with the lions and castles partially visible in the cross quadrants along with a light mint mark P at left and a light 7 of the date 167x below.  A nice Consolacion coin with above average details.  Supplied with both the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example an Atlantic Treasure Coins and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  5370
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  19.9 grams
Diameter: 1.5-1.6 inches

Price:  $295.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Philip IV, assayer E, dated 1663.  Nice pillars side details including both pillars with waves below, two sharp mint marks P at top left and bottom right, one sharp assayer mark E at top right, and most importantly, a full four digit legend date 1663 (the last digit only partially visible) located between the 6 and 8 o'clock position along the edge.  Light cross side details visible including most of the cross with the lions and castles partially visible in the cross quadrants.  A nice Consolacion coin with above average details.  Supplied with both the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example an Atlantic Treasure Coins and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8350
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  15.8 grams
Diameter: 1.4 inches

Price:  $395.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer E, dated 1675.  Nice pillars side details visible through light corrosion including both pillars with the waves below, two mint marks P at top left and bottom right, two assayer marks E at top right and bottom left, some of the central PLV SVL TRA and 75 of the central date 1675.  Nearly full cross with some of the crown above visible along with portions of the lions and castles in the cross quadrants and with another date 1675 located at the bottom.  Nice in that it has two visible dates.  Supplied with both the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example an Atlantic Treasure Coins and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  5207
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  E
Weight:  17.6 grams
Diameter: 1.4-1.5 inches

Price:  $395.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer E, dated 1678.  Nice pillars side details including both pillars with the waves below, both mint marks P at top left and bottom right, one assayer mark E at bottom left, some of the central PLV SVL TRA, and clear 78 of the central date 1678  at bottom center.  The cross side has a 75% full cross with some details of the lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants along with the assayer mark E at right (looks more like a P mint mark).  Nice in that has two mint and assayer marks and clear 78 of the date all visible.  Supplied with both the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example an Atlantic Treasure Coins and New World Treasures style certificate.


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Consolacion - 8 Reales
Item#:  8354
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  C
Weight:  18.2 grams
Diameter: 1.4-1.5 inches

Price:  $395.00  SOLD

 

Pillar and waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer C, dated 1679.  Nice pillars side details including both pillars along with one mint mark P at top left, denomination mark 8 at top center, assayer mark C at top right, completely visible central PLV SVL TRA, a second assayer mark C at bottom left, 79 of the central date 1679 visible at bottom center and a second mint mark P at bottom right.  Partially visible full cross with some details of the lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants along with a light mint mark P at left.    A nice solid coin with particularly nice pillars side details.  Supplied with both the original Atlantic Treasure Coins photo type certificate of authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.  View an example an Atlantic Treasure Coins and New World Treasures style certificate.

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