1061299 | ARGENTINA. La Rioja. Juan Manuel de Rosas.
(General, 1829-1852). 1842 R AV 8 Escudos. NGC XF Details Repaired.
La Rioja Mint. RESTAURADOR – DE LAS LEYES (Restorer of the Laws). Uniformed bust, left /
REPUB. ARGENT. CONFEDERADA (Confederated Argentine Republic). Arms within wreath and flags, radiant sun with face above. KM 14.; Fr-10; Onza-1575; CJ-51.
Much more appealing than the grade suggests, and an extremely rare type. Described as follows in the Eliasberg catalogue: "Light yellow gold, some smoothing on portrait and in fields, light polishing has left fields a trifle bright but original lustre remains in protected areas where metal looks frosty and fresh, reverse unaffected. An important and noteworthy coin, a great rarity whose fame and desirability approaches that of the 1836 Rosas portrait piece."
Ex-The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, 18 April 2005, lot number 1011 (realized $39,100). From the John H. Clapp Collection (Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942.).
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