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Puerto Rico (under Spain), large gilt copper medal, 1893, first place prize at an exposition for the

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Puerto Rico (under Spain), large gilt copper medal, 1893, first place prize at an exposition for the
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Puerto Rico (under Spain), large gilt copper medal, 1893, first place prize at an exposition for the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the island, by Sola y Camats / Castells (Barcelona). 54.16 grams; 50mm. Obverse with left-facing bust of Columbus with ship and globe in background; reverse with arrow above CON MOTIVO / DEL / 4o CENTENARIO / DEL DESCUBRIMIENTO / DE LA ISLA, olive branch and PREMIO AL MERITO, all inside legend EXPOSICION DE PUERTO RICO with 1893 date at bottom. Lustrous UNC or thereabouts, high-relief obverse with light hairlines and faint mark in left field, also minor rim-bruise, the reverse also hairlined and with another rim-bruise, tiny spots of copper peeking through the gilding.