1922, Peru (Republic). Silver "Meat and Co-Operatives Exposition" Medal. 12.63gm!
Mint Year: 1922 Condition: Minor deposits and light contact-marks, otherwise a nice proof-like AU-UNC! Denomination: Medal - Inauguration of the Meat and Co-Operative Exposition of Peru, held in Lima during 3rd of September, 1922. Weight: 12.24gm Diameter: 30mm Material: Silver
Obverse: Bust of President Augusto B. Leguia left. Medallist´s signature (EC) below. Legend: * AUGUSTO B. LEGUIA * PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA Reverse: Inscription in 8 above date and place of the event (Lima, 3rd September of 1922). Legend: INAUGURACION DE LA EXPOSICIÓN DE GANADERIA ** Y DE LA ** COOPERATIVA GANADERA PERUANA / LIMA, 3 DE SETIEMBRE DE 1922
Peru declared its independence in 1821 and the city of Cusco maintained its importance within the administrative structure of the of the country. Upon independence, the Department of Cusco was created and at the time maintained authority over territory extending to the Brazilian border. The city of Cusco was made capital of the department and subsequently became the most important city in the south-eastern Andean region.
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