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First Numismatic Drawing of Puerto Rico & the LIGHT Countermark (Late 18th Century)


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The first numismatic drawing was done during late 18th century in Puerto Rico by Mr. Jose Campeche (Puerto Rico's first renowned artist). Initially, the Spanish authorities on the Island thought the coin had a seditious countermark, that might read FlGHT instead of LIGHT. The Spanish authorities did a careful investigation upon encountering the coin, and they made a whole report on it. The documents and the drawing are found at the General Archive of the Indies. Speaker: Angel Navarro-Zayas.
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