Cooperativa Minera workers Colquechaca, Potosí, They found a "covered with silver coins" dating from 1815. The miners would have dealt, but authorities manage their recovery.
The finding was confirmed by the president of the company, Edwin Burgos, however it is not known precisely whether it happened on Friday or Saturday.
The truth is that occurred when trying to level the ground where the headquarters of the miners will be built, end street in San Miguel, of the population nortepotosina.
Apparently it was a kind of vessel or jar from which you came fired several currencies, Witnesses said last night consulted by this means.
Burgos said the historic discovery will remain at the headquarters of the cooperative; However, the governor of Potosí, Juan Carlos Cejas, He recalled that being a "good assets", Miners are required to report and return it in compliance with the Law 530 equity.
Similar statement was made director of the National Mint, Vladimir Cruz, who said that the Ministry of Culture should initiate a formal complaint or a lawsuit.
According to the Law 530, any object or assets deemed treasure, who is in national territory, for the State and not to individuals. the amount is unknown, although according Burgos are "many".
According to the description, coins correspond to 1815 and have recorded circular says 'Province of Rio de la Plata' a legend, and on the reverse 'In union and freedom'.
It is also printed the national emblem of Argentina and bear the monogram PTS, identifying Potosi, because they were minted in the Imperial Villa.
Its origin has to do with the independence wars, when Argentine auxiliary armies raided in Upper Peru and looting took sides on at least three occasions the then Royal Mint.
Numismatic experts and historians claim that each unit was worth 8 real.
Argentine minting circulating in Potosí
Edwin Hermosa, artist and numismatic, shared information on the designs of the coins found. The data are part of the research work of Argentine historian Arnaldo Cunietti.
According to his writings, coins were minted for Argentina twice in Potosi, en 1813 y 1815. In the past year, the Spanish army issued within three days potosina people to give him that was in order to be cast in the Mint, and three months to remote villages.
In case of finding people who had not complied with the delivery they would be punished by traitorous King. Argentine auxiliary army retook Potosi (May of 1815), under Jose Rondeau, and again it proceeded to the minting from the 28 June with the seal year 1815. It is believed to be those which were found in the 'blocked' Colquechaca.