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Medal: Spain 500 Year Columbus Quinto Centenario  1992
Medal: Spain 500 Year Columbus Quinto Centenario 1992

Encuentro de dos mundos translates to Encounter of two worlds and that is exactly what happened when Columbus made is famous voyage in 1492. Spain issued these medallions in copper (sometimes plated with silver or gold) to commemorate the 500 years between 1492 and 1992. There are several themes:

Isabel la Catolica
Las Tres Carabelas
Cristobal Colon
Santa Maria

These items are worth a few US dollars. I've seen them sell as high as $5 on eBay, but a more usual price is $2.

Coin: 18505 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: hopewalker827@gmail.com, Sun, 28-Dec-2014 20:38:24 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 29-Dec-2014 19:18:52 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 23-Nov-2015 02:20:34 GMT
Requester description: qvinto centenario
(A crown with 500 below it)
1492-1992 500 pesos Encuentro de dos mundos
(A picture of boat)
Santa maria
Tags: medal spain 500 year columbus quinto centenario centenary medallion medals medalion badge medaille medallions espana spainish hispan espanas hispanirvm spanich hispana espania espa spanish hisp espanola colunbus columbian colombus centenaro encuentro de dos mundos mundo boat ship santa saint maria saling sailing steamboat clipper warship sailboat sails masted ships boats outriggers vessel sail outrigger qvinto crown crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera isabel carabelas cristobal christopher colon isabella isdabel isabell isabela christoph cristof christof cristopher

  

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