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Colombia (struck in Paris), silver medal, adoption of the official coat-of-arms (shown on the obvers

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Colombia (struck in Paris), silver medal, adoption of the official coat-of-arms (shown on the obvers
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Colombia (struck in Paris), silver medal, adoption of the official coat-of-arms (shown on the obverse) of the Republic of New Granada in 1834 (struck ca. 1836-7). 33.57 grams. Important and valuable piece, believed to have been struck for presentation to the designers of the coats of arms of Colombia (which have not changed significantly since the time of this medal), showing the arms with REPUBLICA DE LA NUEVA GRANADA on the obverse and AL CONGRESO DE 1834 QUE DECRETO LAS ARMAS DE LA REPUBLICA on the reverse above the designer's signature P. CUERVO. Choice XF with beautiful old toning all over. According to the accompanying articles by Herman Blanton, this piece is missing in the collection of the Banco de la Republica. Accompanied by the 2008 publications Boletin Numismatico (Fundacion Numismaticos Colombianos) issues #84 and #85 and NI Bulletin (Numismatcs International) Volume 43 Nos. 11/12, all of which bear the same article by Herman Blanton about this piece, which is plated in the articles.