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Entre Rios, Argentina, gold medal, (1867), Urquiza, struck over Great Britain sovereign, Victoria-ty

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Entre Rios, Argentina, gold medal, (1867), Urquiza, struck over Great Britain sovereign, Victoria-ty
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Entre Rios, Argentina, gold medal, (1867), Urquiza, struck over Great Britain sovereign, Victoria-type, dated 185(1?), PCGS MS62, finest and only known example in NGC and PCGS censuses. Cunietti-p. 214-215. 7.25 grams; 22 mm. A private medal with no associated decree, issued by General Justo Jose de Urquiza (1801-1870) and featuring his likeness. The design was crafted by Pablo Cataldi and features a good representation of the general. Versions in gold, silver, and copper are known. This example was struck in gold over a shaved (7.25 grams versus normal ~7.98 grams) British sovereign of the 1850s; host coin details such as the date, DEI GRATIA, and portion of shield on reverse are still visible. Very lustrous and bright with semi-prooflike fields, some surface friction for the grade, untoned.