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CNG 91, Lot: 1672. Estimate $150.
Sold for $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOW COUNTRIES, Haarlem (Stadt). AR Medal (41mm, 29.48 g, 12h). Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Printing Press. By J. P. Braemt. Triply-dated 1420, 1425, and 1823 in Roman numerals. LAUS URBI LUX URBI (praise for the city – light for the city), winged Genius standing facing, head left, holding long torch and shield; shields and scrolls to left, printing press behind, stack of books and laurel branch to right / CELEBRATUM HARLEMI X JULII MDCCCXXIII, SAECULARE IV/TYPOGRAPHIAE/INVENTAE/HARLEMI/A/LAUR JANI F COSTERO (the 400th anniversary of printing invented at Haarlem) in six lines. Jehne 27. Superb EF, deeply toned and lustrous.

Duplicates from the Kisch Medal Collection sold on behalf of the American Numismatic Society.