102216 | CUBA. Matanzas Exposition gilt bronze Award Medal.
102216 | CUBA. Matanzas Exposition gilt bronze Award Medal. Issued 1881 (60mm, 104.98 g, 12h). By P. V. Garcia for Feu Hermanos in Barcelona.
⬥⬥⬥ PREMIO AL MERITO ⬥⬥⬥ / ISLA DE CUBA, Victory seated left, extending laurel wreath and resting hand upon oval shield; in background, implements of the arts and industry; factory scene at a distance to right; temple upon a hill at a further distance to left; radiant star above, shining through the clouds / ⬥ EXPOSICION DE MATANZAS ⬥ INICIADA POR EL ATENEO ⬥ / 1881. coastal view of a brick bridge and tower, which serves as the inspiration for the city's coat-of-arms. Edge: FEU HERMANOS.
PCGS SP-65. Brassy-yellow surfaces, with intense brilliance and luster. A rare and impressive medal, especially in such a gem state of preservation. Only two other graded examples of the type could be traced, both merely attaining the 64 level and with far less eye appeal.
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