Mexico Expedition Medal, Silver Medal (stamped "SACRISTIAN F.")
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The Mexico Expedition Medal was created by the decree of August 29, 1863 and was awarded to all those who participated in the Expedition from 1862-1863. An estimated 90000 Medals were produced by the Monnaie de Paris.
The obverse inscription translates to “Napoleon III Emperor,” and the reverse inscription translates to “Mexico Expedition 1862-1863, Cumbres, Cerro-Borrego, San-Lorenzo, Puebla, Mexico.”
There are many different versions of the Medal and the following variables may be encountered: engraving; manufacturer; composition; size; thickness; personalized engraving.
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