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Isla de Puerto Rico #2

Minted on Sep 16, 2021
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From the time of Puerto Rico was discovered in 1493, to 1899, when the US exchanged the Puerto Rican "peso" to the dollar, the coins of many countries circulated freely in the island. During the colonization of Puerto Rico, the money that was used in Puerto Rico, was that of Spain. Beginning in the 17th century, the provincial currency (silver) minted in the Casa de Moneda de Madrid, in the denominations of 1 peso, 40 cents, 20 cents, 10 cents and 5 cents.

Isla de Puerto Rico, 2021

Rotating coin with a Plantain tree by a side and the other Datsun 1200 coupe 1970 based on the original currency used while a colony under Spanish rule. The work will be minted into an NFT and available at auction in the coming weeks, furthering the work’s potency by reclaiming value and autonomy through technology and the digital realm.

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