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    1754 College at Lima, VF
    Betts-398, Silver

    Betts-398. 1754 College at Lima. Silver. VF. 30.7 mm, 13.5 gm. Unsigned. The arms of the college appear on the obverse of this piece. The legend translates as, "The Academy of Saint Mark in the Royal City (Lima) of Peru." The reverse features a large A and the year 1754. The institution has been said to be the oldest in the New World, created by royal decree in 1551 by King Charles V. Areas of toning appear on this example, including shades of green-blue and gold. A small diagonal scratch is present in the upper left field on the reverse.
    Purchased from Ted Craige.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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