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Spanish Mexico. Charles IV. Al Merito y Fidelidad, 1806

From Stack's October 2006 New York Auction, Session 1 on Oct 17, 2006

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Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XVI: Indian Peace Medals, 1680 - 1890 French and Spanish Indian Medal Types
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Spanish Mexico. Charles IV. Al Merito y Fidelidad, 1806. Obverse signed F.GORDILLO.F.Mo.Ao.1806. Grove...Spanish Mexico. Charles IV. Al Merito y Fidelidad, 1806. Obverse signed F.GORDILLO.F.Mo.Ao.1806. Grove C-283. Struck at the Mexico City Mint. Bronze. 60.5mm. 1.316.4 gns. Bust of Carlos IV right; inscription within palm and laurel wreath. Choice Extremely Fine. Edge filed anciently. Rims ragged in places as also seen on the Groves plate specimen. The Al Merito medal type that seems to have been given to Native Americans in the southwest and central plains was the simple Al Merito reverse type and not the Al Merito y Fidelidad type as collected by Mr. Ford.

Ex Dr. Alberto F. Pradeau Collection (Superior, September 24, 1970, lot 821).

Lot # 5 Session 1
Hammer Price: $1,000.00

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