Shipwreck Cob Coin, Grade 1, PNCS, Tapia, w/COA! 8 REALES GRADE 1 PNCS SLABBED. ASSAYER T : JUAN XIMENEZ TAPIA. Stand not included, Photo of Potosi mine shown for reference not included.About Potosi Mint: Potosí was founded as a mining town in 1546, while Bolivia was still part of the Viceroyalty of Peru. But such vast wealth also came at a price. Thousands of the indigenous people were forced to work at the mines, where many perished through accidents, brutal treatment, or poisoning by the mercury used in the extraction process. Around 30,000 African slaves were also brought to the city, where they were forced to work and die as human mules.
In 1672, Potosí became the site of theish Colonial Mint and, with a population of around 200,000, was one of the richest cities in the world. (Source: Atlas Obscura) The Man-Eating Mines of Potosi.On the Bolivian Altiplano, at more than 4000 meters above sea level, lies South America's most elevated town. Potosí is a mining town famous for the incredible riches that have been cut out of the Cerro Rico Mountain ever since 1545, when theiards began with large-scale excavation. Message me and I will add it appropriately BEFORE you pay. The item "1618-1647 8 Reales, Potosi Silver Shipwreck Cob Coin, Grade 1, PNCS, Tapia, withCOA" is in sale since Sunday, December 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\South America\Bolivia". The seller is "aaaacesup" and is located in Fremont, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.