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    1892 Cristoforo Colombo Medal, Eglit-37, AU55

    1892 World's Columbian Expo "Cristoforo Colombo" Medal, Eglit-37, AU55 NGC. White metal, 64 mm. The obverse shows the four compass points and appears to show Columbus being guided by the North Star. The reverse features a plaque in Italian reading ESPOSIZIONE UNIVERSALE 1893 IN MEMORIA DELL' ILLUSTRE NAVIGATORE CRISTOFORO COLOMBO ("1893 Universal Exposition in memory of the illustrious navigator Christopher Columbus"). NGC has misspelled the name on the encapsulation as CHRISTOFOR COLOMBO, and given the date wrong, as 1893 (the dual dates 1492 and 1892 are on the obverse rim). A nice Choice AU piece.

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    September, 2008
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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