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400th Anniversary of the Discovery of America Medalets

 

1892 Discovery of America Medalet

Eglit 228, white metal, 31.4mm

 

1892 Discovery of America Medalet

Eglit 228, copper, 31.4mm

     The legend on the reverse of this piece clearly shows how our perception of history changes! To describe the conquest and exploitation of the native populations as the movement "from deepest barbarism to highest civilization" is no longer considered historically correct.

 

 

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