History, Information, and Value of 1754 College at Lima, Peru Medal
Value of 1754 College at Lima, Peru Medal
The College at Lima, Peru was created in 1551 by a royal decree from King Charles, making it the oldest in the New World. The obverse of the medal portrays the arms of the college. A shield in the center of the medal display the letters “S” and “M” under a six pointed star and above a crown. The letters stand for San Marcos. The obverse legend translates, ” The Academy of Saint Mark in the Royal City [Lima] of Peru.” Reverse displays merely a capital “A” above the date, 1754.