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    Ferdinand VII silver Medal 1808, Grove-F31, 52 mm, MS64 NGC, an exceptional example of this huge medal, issued for "la junta central" of Mexico City, lustrous and enhanced by beautiful silvery amber-gold iridescent toning. Ferdinand forced the abdication of his father, Carlos IV, on March 19, 1808, having conspired with Napoleon for power. His plot backfired when French troops captured Madrid and he was arrested. Napoleon placed his own brother, Joseph Napoleon, on the Spanish throne and imprisoned Ferdinand, who was finally released in 1814. (NGC has erroneously stated this as being "1814-dated" but it is dated 1808 twice on the medal.)

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