US 1965 St AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA 400TH ANIVERSARY. THE CROSS & THE SWORD? NGC GEM MINT STATE - 67? THIS MEDAL IS VERY THICK, DOUBLE THE THICKNESS OF NORMAL COINS. THIS IS NOT THE CHEAP SOUVENIR VERSION, THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC VERY THICK PURE SILVER MEDAL FROM, MEDALLIC ART COMPANY NEW YORK.
SIZE: 44.5mm WEIGHT: 43.8g. Augustine, our oldest continually inhabited European City, was founded reluctantly by the Spaniards in response to settlement attempts by Hugenot French under Ribaut.A strong force under Pedro Mendenez de Aviles sailed from Spain, making landfall off Florida on St. Augustine's day, August 28, a565. Protestant feelings of the day led to the massacre of most of the French of Ft.
Caroline and the beginning of the Spanish fortification and city. Shown is the masonry Castillo de San Marcos completed later, with its watch-bell tower, and a galleon laying in Matanzas (Spanish for "slaughters") Bay. AUGUSTINE / 400TH / ANNIVERSARY / 1565. Reverse desirn; A representation of a Spanish silver coin of 1565.
The strategic location of Florida in the sailing scheme of the Spanish treasure fleets was also an impelling reason for the fortification of this lonely, northernmost outpost of Spanish America. Legend: 1565: PHILIPPUS II D. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Medals".The seller is "mannycoinsstampsbanknotes" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, Philippines, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands.