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Cartagena, Spain, cast low-silver proclamation medal, 1789, PCGS AU 58, finest and only specimen in

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Cartagena, Spain, cast low-silver proclamation medal, 1789, PCGS AU 58, finest and only specimen in
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Cartagena, Spain, cast low-silver proclamation medal, 1789, PCGS AU 58, finest and only specimen in PCGS census. Herrera-24. 4.49 grams. Obverse with crowned castle over waves inside an arc of lions and castles (the coat-of-arms for Cartagena, Spain); reverse with six-line inscription CAROLVS / IV. / ACCLAMATU / CARTAGYNE / Mo / 1789. Deeply toned and bold. Contemporary documents show that Cartagena, Spain, held a celebration on May 16, 1789, for the accession of the new king, for which medals like this one were made, the "Mo" on the medal being for the month "Mayo" (May), according to the Lyman H. Low (New York) auction catalog of July 1907 of the collection of A. Gonzalez del Valle, Intendente General of Spanish Cuba until 1896. Specimens in Vidal Quadras y Ramon (1892) were also attributed correctly, but unfortunately Fonrobert (1878) attributed this issue to Cartago in Costa Rica (Fonrobert-7364). PCGS label says Herrera-25 in error (slightly different variety). PCGS #34946735.