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Peru (label states Chile in error), silver medal, 1879, War of the Pacific - El Huascar, NGC AU 53,

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Peru (label states Chile in error), silver medal, 1879, War of the Pacific - El Huascar, NGC AU 53,
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Peru (label states Chile in error), silver medal, 1879, War of the Pacific - El Huascar, NGC AU 53, ex-Cotoca Collection. 6.05 grams. The Battle of Angamos on Oct. 8, 1879, ended in a decisive naval victory when a Chilean squadron of ships finally caught up to the Huascar, a Peruvian ironclad which was performing harassing attacks on Chilean vessels. After almost three hours of battle, the Huascar, with its turret damaged, stern set aflame, rudder shot out, and commander Rear Admiral Miguel Grau killed, was boarded and captured. The Huascar is now a museum ship berthed in Talcahuano, Chile, and dedicated to the glory of both the Chilean and Peruvian navies. The medal is lustrous and mainly toned a red and gold color. Pedigreed to the Cotoca Collection. NGC #4686273-003.