ARGENTINA white metal medal for the first Normal School of Buenos Aires 1895

$35.00

ARGENTINA, medal, 1895, Obverse: globe, inkpot, etc., PRIMERA ESCUELA NORMAL DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES INAUGURADA SIENDO GOBERNADOR JULIO A. COSTA DIRECTOR GRAL DE ESCUELAS BERNABE A. LAINEZ, Reverse: DIRECTOR…(BUNCH OF NAMES)… LA PLATA JUNIO 1o DE 1895, white metal, 57mm, edge nicks, XF

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In Buenos Aires from the late 19th century through the 1920s or 30s there were several private firms that made a lot of medals for sale to the public,

The word “exonumia” is used to describe all kinds of things that are “like” coins but are not coins. I wrote a blog post on that subject. Basic categories: 1. used like a coin but not issued by a national government, 2. looks like a coin but not made for spending, 3. other things that we are interested in.