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    Betts-478. (1761) Charles III Proclamation of Mexico. Silver. AU58 PCGS. Medina (Medallas de Proclamaciones y Juras de los Reyes de Espana en America, page 80) transcribes a letter by the Rector of the University, Manuel Ignacio Beye de Cisneros dated September 25, 1761, as follows:

    The loyal chests of the vassals academicians of your Majesty filled with joyful feelings by their exaltation to the Spanish Throne have endeavored to show them through the enclosed (medal) piece and (other) medals bearing your Majesty's bust that we have commissioned to celebrate this joyous day.


    A trace of high-point rub is noted on the light gray surfaces that display delicate blue and steel toning. A lovely example. 42.5 mm, 36.3 grams. (Est. $1,500-$1,800).


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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