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Cartagena MMXXI: The International Convention of Historians and Numismatists
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Cartagena MMXXI: The International Convention of Historians and Numismatists
By Jesse Kraft

This past week, between December 1 and 5, the Third International Convention of Historians and Numismatists (Cartagena MMXXI) gathered in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (Fig. 1).

Figure 1. The official medal of Cartagena MMXXI, designed by Carlos Huatuco Nanzer. Bronze, 33 mm.

Hosted by the Colombian Numismatic Foundation, the event featured 28 in-person speakers and an additional 23 virtual presentations. The event included Latin American numismatic luminaries such as Jorge Baccera León of Colombia, Jorge Proctor of Panama/Florida, Hilton Lucio of Brazil, Eduardo Dargent of Perú, and so many more. There were representatives from Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia,…

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Bolivia's Central Bank Independence: when U.S. Expertise was welcome in...
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Bolivia's Central Bank Independence: when U.S. Expertise was welcome in Latin America
By The American Numismatic Society

A few weeks ago, quite a large number of Latin American banknotes were donated to the American Numismatic Society, largely early…

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