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Cuzco, Peru, 8 pesos-sized gold medal, 1839, victory by General and President Agustin Gamarra over t

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Medals & Tokens Start Price:800.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Cuzco, Peru, 8 pesos-sized gold medal, 1839, victory by General and President Agustin Gamarra over t
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850.00USDto CapnJack+ (148.75) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 May 19 @ 20:11UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Cuzco, Peru, 8 pesos-sized gold medal, 1839, victory by General and President Agustin Gamarra over the Peru-Bolivian Confederation at the battle of Yungay in Ancach province, extremely rare metal. 14.89 grams, 32mm. Obverse with trumpeting cherub on hill above battle scene inside legend LA LEY RESTAURADA POR EL VALOR DEL EJERCITO UNIDO EN ANCACH; reverse with LOS / EMPLEADOS / DE LA MONEDA / AL RESTAURADOR / DE SU PATRIA / GRAN MARISCAL / GAMARRA / CUZCO 1839 / * within chain and wreath. XF with slightly weak centers, tiny hole at top, one of only four specimens known in gold.