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Potosi, Bolivia, medallic "1/3 melgarejo," 1869, PCGS AU58, ex-Whittier.

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Potosi, Bolivia, medallic  1/3 melgarejo,  1869, PCGS AU58, ex-Whittier.
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Potosi, Bolivia, medallic "1/3 melgarejo," 1869, PCGS AU58, ex-Whittier. Burnett-120.1; Fonrobert-9720. Obverse with high-relief bare bust of Melgarejo facing left above initials M.G. within legend BOLIVIA TIENE CREDITO POR LA PAZ .; reverse with legend LA PATRIA AGRADECIDA AL PRESIDENTE around wavy-line MELGAREJO above POR LA INAUGURACION / DE LA / MONEDA A VAPOR / POTOSI DIBRE. above 28 DE 1869 in arc. Very bold and lustrous, with incipient toning, slight wear on very highest points only, curiously U-shaped struck-through-fiber error at 6 o'clock on obverse. This issue is definitely more like an actual medal, as it is in higher relief and is not a standard coin weight or size. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32906174.