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  • Venezuela, Republic. An Order of the Liberator, Knight, c.1940
  • Venezuela, Republic. An Order of the Liberator, Knight, c.1940
  • Venezuela, Republic. An Order of the Liberator, Knight, c.1940
  • Venezuela, Republic. An Order of the Liberator, Knight, c.1940
  • Venezuela, Republic. An Order of the Liberator, Knight, c.1940
  • Venezuela, Republic. An Order of the Liberator, Knight, c.1940

Item: EG2867

Venezuela, Republic. An Order of the Liberator, Knight, c.1940

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Venezuela, Republic. An Order of the Liberator, Knight, c.1940

"(Orden del Libertador). Instituted 1880. Type II. 1922-2010 Issue. An early example, consisting of a twenty-eight rayed cross in silver gilt, rays of alternating length, obverse centre depicting a superposed bust of Simon Bolivar encircled by the inscription SIMON BOLIVAR on an enameled blue board, the reverse featuring an engraved coat of arms of Venezuela, measuring 37.67 mm (w) x 44.77 mm (h - inclusive of integral ball), laterally-pierced ball suspension in bronze, presenting minor toned silver, accompanied by original breast ribbon, fine.

Footnote: The Order of the Liberator was originally founded in Venezuela as a Medal of Distinction in 1854, but it was promoted to an Order on September 14, 1880. It was the highest official award in the country, and it was awarded to civilians and military personnel, both national or foreign, for meritorious services rendered to Venezuela. The Order was derogated in 2010. 

This offering is a part of the "Dr. Albert Goodwin Collection", a preeminent assemblage of world Orders, Medals, and Decorations composed solely by Dr.Goodwin between 1946-1967. Dr. Goodwin had a successful career as an educator and prominent physician in New York as well as actively serving in both World Wars with the United States Medical Corps. He acted as both President and Vice-President of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) and is responsible for organizing their first convention in 1960. He maintained further membership with the American Society of Military Collectors, the International Orders Research Society, and the American Numismatic Society. His knowledge and passion for history and awards is evident in this meticulously compiled collection that is now available in its entirety for the first time exclusively on eMedals.com.

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