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Bogota, Colombia, 8R-sized proclamation medal, Charles III, 1760, very rare, NGC AU details / cleane

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Bogota, Colombia, 8R-sized proclamation medal, Charles III, 1760, very rare, NGC AU details / cleane
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Bogota, Colombia, 8R-sized proclamation medal, Charles III, 1760, very rare, NGC AU details / cleaned, ex-Adams. Restrepo-4 (p. 111); Herrera-93 (but with eagle reversed); Medina-109 (but with eagle reversed); Betts-491 (but with eagle reversed). 40mm. Obverse with armored bust of Charles III (signed by engraver BENTO on truncation) within legend CAROLO III . HISP . CATH . REGI . ET IND . IMP.; reverse with eagle (head facing right) with wings spread within legend SANCTA FIDES PRAESTAT FIDEM, with OCT. IDUUM AUG. / M.DCC.LX. in exergue. Low contrast from light toning that almost completely obscures any evidence of cleaning. We can trace only one other example sold in recent years. Pedigreed to the Santander Collection (stated on label) and to the John Adams collection (Stack's Bowers auction of January 2015, lot #1044), and to the Ponterio auction of April 1997 (lot #271). NGC #4743181-001. The Santander Collection of Colombian Proclamation Medals