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Swedish Medal of Columbus in Aluminum


This is Eglit 112 and as is typical, one could wander through the Eglit book for seemingly days before stumbling on the medal one seeks. The medal is 51mm in diameter and on a thick planchet. The portrait of Columbus is unique and quite striking. The reverse is likewise outstanding. Columbus is standing in armor facing Natives as he claims the island he names San Salvador. His ships are in the background. The scene, unlike the myriad landing scenes, is quite powerful and different than most. The following lot is the Scott Stamp flyer as exclusive distributor of the medals. The preceding lot is the identical high relief in bronze. This medal has a couple of very minor marks behind Columbus that are less visible in person than in the photo. The medal is otherwise a gem and these marks hardly downgrade the piece. The postage includes postal insurance for the full purchase amount.