Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (5 & 6 June 2019)

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Date of Auction: 5th & 6th June 2019


Estimate: £70 - £90

Brazil, Independence Centenary International Exposition, Rio de Janeiro, 1922-3, a bronze award medal by G. Devreese, Brazilia flies free from the figure of Portugal, rev. Brazilia crowns a winning entrant, engraved on plinth, (Grand Premio Estados Unidos da America No. 92), 74mm. Extremely fine, an interesting recipient


This exposition was the first international world's fair in South America. Many of the pavilions opened late, including that of the United States which, when finally finished, officially opened on December 24, 1922