The Jesus de la Limpia, also known as the "La Capitana" sank off the coast of Ecuador on October 26, 1654, after striking a submerged reef. She was the largest ship built for the Spanish King Philip IV at 122 feet long with 60 cannons. The ship carried an estimated at 5-10 million pesos of silver. The ship was so overloaded with treasure that efforts to free the ship in 22 feet of water proved futile. The Spanish were able to promptly recover the bulk of the treasure.
Denomination: 8 Reale
Reign: Philip IV
Date: mid 16f?
Weight: 13.3 grams
Certificate of Authenticity included.