1652-E Potosi Cob 8 Real From La Capitana Wreck, Ex: Mendel Peterson, Free Ship.

1652-E Potosi Cob 8 Real From La Capitana Wreck, Ex: Mendel Peterson, Free Ship.

From Mendel Petersons collection, an encrusted 8 real from the wreck of the La Capitana (off the coast of Ecuador in 1654). Pretty good weight of 24 grams, it shows a 2 digit date "52" and the assayers letter "E" (these are easier to see in hand as opposed to the scans). There are websites offering these for up to $1450.00, my starting bid is reasonable I think. Mendel Peterson spent 25 years at the Smithsonian Institution as Curator Of Underwater Archaeology during the 1950's-1970's, well known in his field he authored books & articles on the subject and had a large collection. This is one of the last coins I have from him, it comes with a small COA. Free shipping to the USA. $4.95 uninsured shipping to countries I ship to, with proof of mailing. I have been in this business for 45 years and have thousands of positive feedbacks dating back to 1998, . If paypal is a problem let me know and we'll work something out. I combine lots to save shipping costs, thank you for looking & good luck. mp116z791


Paypal is accepted but not preferred. If you are local, consider picking up your lot here in Alexandria, Va. - I'd love to meet you. Trojan Antiques is at 1100 King St. (corner of King & Henry St.) in


Shipping costs are generally in the lot description. I use a secure "Safety Mailer" to ship a small number of coins, and a larger padded envelope or priority flat rate boxes for quantity lots. I don't gouge on shipping but I charge a wee bit over the actual postage to cover these costs and cover the 9% commission that eBay charges me for shipping. I sometimes refund some shipping in cash if I can (if I like your profile & feedback). I sometimes use older commemorative stamps on packages, if you collect stamps or just like these let me know. I sometimes ship to countries not listed, please email me to confirm.

Terms of Sale

We would all like to be paid a nanosecond after the auction closes, however if you need a little time let me know. If you would like to wait after winning a lot & combine it with an upcoming lot (saves shipping) let me know. If you want to pick up lots locally (and save shipping) let me know. I accept alternative payment venues to Paypal & sometimes share the savings, email if you need to. I am easy to do business with - I make any mistakes or errors good. Unfortunately I block bidders that I feel uncomfortable doing business with (unfair feedback, unreasonable returns, fraudulant undelivered lot claims, ect.). I share blocked bidder lists with other dealers.

About Us

I have been a coin & precious metals dealer in the Washington, D.C. area since 1967 (I joined the ANA that year, #59598). I have some selling space & an office in Trojan Antiques - a large, interesting shop at 1100 King St. (corner of King & Henry St.) in Alexandria, Va. 22314. The store is open 7 days and closed only 3 days a year, I'm there usually all day saturday and sometimes during the week on an appointment basis. Trade & bank references are available on request.

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