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1969 IC GOLD HAITI 30 GOURDES NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO ONLY 475 MINTED CITADEL OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER

1969 IC GOLD HAITI 30 GOURDES NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO ONLY 475 MINTED CITADEL OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER
1969 IC GOLD HAITI 30 GOURDES NGC PROOF 69 UC CITADEL 475 MINTED
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Country of Origin: Haiti

REPUBLIC OF HAITI

DICTATORSHIP OF PRESIDENT FRANÇOIS DUVALIER "PAPA DOC" (1957-1971)

LA CITADELLE LAFERRIÈRE / CITADELLE HENRI CHRISTOPHE

RARE GOLD THIRTY GOURDES COIN CERTIFIED BY NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO

OBV: NATIONAL ARMS; DENOMINATION BELOW.

REV: AERIAL DEPICTION OF THE CITADEL.

KM # 72

THE CITADEL IS A MASSIVE MOUNTAINTOP FORTRESS AND A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. IT WAS BUILT BY ORDER OF THEN GENERAL HENRI CHRISTOPHE, WHO BECAME FIRST KING OF HAITI (PRESIDENT OF HAITI 1807-1811; REIGNED AS KING HAITI 1811-1820).

THE CITADEL WAS BUILT INLAND ON TOP OF A 3,000 FOOT PRECIPICE BY A WORKFORCE OF 20,000 BETWEEN 1805-1820.

CONTRUCTED AS PART OF A FORTIFICATION SYSTEM TO HELP KEEP HAITI FREE OF EUROPEAN DOMINATION AND MAINTIAN ITS RECENT INDEPENDENCE, IT IS THE LARGEST FORTRESS IN THE AMERICAS AND HAS BECOME AN ICON OF THE COUNTRY OF HAITI.

CONTAINS 9.11 GRAMS OF .858 FINE GOLD (.2513 OZ AGW)

21 MM IN DIAMETER

ONLY 475 MINTED

MINTMARK "IC"

 

 

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