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    Medellin 5 Decimos 1886 0,835, KM161.1a (out of place in KM), AU50 Details (cleaned) ANACS. Estados Unidos-Medellin. 0,835 fineness as in previous years but with the new edge inscription featuring PATRIA (patriotism) instead of LEI (law). Unfortunately, whereas the 0,835 issue obviously preceded the debased 0.500 series, KM shows it afterwards and thus adds yet another layer to an enormously confusing series. Oen Nelson wrote a wonderful analysis of this single coinage issued from this mint in this year which was published by the Numismatist magazine roughly 20 years ago. About three years ago Tony Pedraza translated it and published it in the Colombian National Numismatic Bulletin. Only now are aficionados beginning to appreciate its great appeal.
    From The Dana Roberts Collection.


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    April, 2011
    15th-18th Friday-Monday
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