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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
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 23-Nov-2015 02:20:34 GMT
Requester description: qvinto centenario
(A crown with 500 below it)
1492-1992
Tags: medal spain 500 year columbus quinto centenario centennial medallion medals medalion badge medallic medaille medallions espana spainish hispanarvim hispan espanas hispanarvm hispaniarum hispanirvm spanich hispanarium hispana espania espa spanish hisp espanola hispa spai hispaniarvm columbian colombus centenaro centenary centenaio centenial centennium qvinto crown qvintvm crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera isabel carabelas cristobal christopher colon isabella isabell isabela cistophoric christo christoph cristof christof cristopher boat ship sailboat saling sailing steamboat clipper warship sails masted ships boats outriggers vessel sail sailingship outrigger

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