Class 11 — Numismatics of the Americas
Numismatic material of any type issued or used in the Western Hemisphere outside the United States.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
13 5 Birds of the Americas
To display one example of each bird appearance on a coin of the countries south of the United States.
25 4 Silver Cobs of the Major Spanish American Mints
This exhibit is an overview of the silver cob reales that were first minted in 1536 AD at Mexico City and last minted in 1773 AD at Potosi. Included are cobs ranging from ½ to 8 reales of the mints at Guatemala, Lima, Mexico City and Potosi. Specimens are included from the reigns of all the monarchs that issued cob reales from Charles I (1516-1556) through Charles III (1759-1788) except Loius I (1724).
30 10 The Medals and Monuments of Jose de San Martin
The Medals and Monuments of Jose de San Martin from Lima to Buenos Aires with stops along the way.
40 5 Selected Canadian War Savings Certificate and Victory Loan Bonds
The prupose of this exhibit is 1) to describe and show Canadian war savings certificates, 2) to describe the purpose of Canadian victory loan bonds and to show the four known vignettes, and 3) to showcase some of the awards given to companies whose employees participated in the various bond drives.
49 1 A Mystery Royal
Charles III ruled Spain and its New World Colonies from 1759 until his death on 14 December 1788. He was immediately succeeded by his second oldest son, Charles IIII. Thereupon, coins of Mexico underwent an interesting transition from 1789 to 1791. During those three transition years, mint authorities in Mexico City were likely aware of the succession of rulers, but nevertheless had to wait to ascertain what the new king might look like. Thus, the Mexico City mint continued Charles III’s bourbon-nosed image on coins, but used the new name of Charles IV (or IIII) denoted on the obverse legend. Finally, beginning in 1792, the bust of Charles IIII was adopted for his own Mexico coinage. Effecting that design change had taken several years. It had required relevant portrait modifications and final royal approval. Indeed, the adopted images likely came over from Spain on a slow boat to Mexico!