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La Paz, Bolivia, bronze 5 melgarejos, 1867, science and industry, PCGS SP64 BN.

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La Paz, Bolivia, bronze 5 melgarejos, 1867, science and industry, PCGS SP64 BN.
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La Paz, Bolivia, bronze 5 melgarejos, 1867, science and industry, PCGS SP64 BN. Burnett-108 but in bronze; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with high-relief bust of Melgarejo within legend MARIANO MELGAREJO / PRESIDENTE DE BOLIVIA, engraver's name Paquet below bust; reverse with legend LOS AMIGOS DEL ADELANTO above DE BOLIVIA, / AL PROTECTOR DE / LAS CIENCIAS Y DE LA / INDUSTRIA. / LA PAZ with date FEBRERO 7. 1867. at bottom; plain edge. Based on the link to #116 in his book, it seems Burnett switched obverse and reverse in his description of #108. Satin-smooth fields with even dark-chocolate color all over (just a couple tiny carbon spots), bold and mark-free details. PCGS #32917086. The Whittier Collection of Bolivian Monetary Medals