Davy Jones Locker
Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654





Coin Details

Origin/Country: Bolivia
Item Description: 8R (1651)P E BOLIVIA KM-19B
Full Grade: NGC XF 40
Owner: jim hawkins

Set Details

Custom Sets: BlackBeard's Treasure
Davy Jones Locker
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Explorer

Owner Comments:

8R (1651)P E BOLIVIA ..Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654...
Obviously overloaded, technically the Capitana sank due to pilot error, which drove the ship onto the reefs south of the peninsula known as Punta Santa Elena, a geographic feature the pilot thought he had cleared. Twenty people died in the disaster. For eight years afterward, Spanish salvagers officially recovered over 3 million pesos of coins and bullion (with probably much more recovered off the record), leaving only an unreachable lower section for divers to find in our time. Ironically, the main salvager of the Capitana in the 1650s and early 1660s was none other than the ship’s silvermaster, Bernardo de Campos, whose fault it was that the ship was overloaded with contraband in the first place!

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