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Lot 30430

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30430
Grade 20
Service NGC
Description 1758 Boscawen at Louisbourg, VF20 NGC. Betts-407. Brass. A rarely encountered Betts medal, this piece features a right facing bust of Admiral Edward Boscawen of the Royal Navy. Although he is best known for his role in the Siege of Louisbourg, Boscawen took part in a number of military campaigns over the years, including service with Admiral Vernon at Porto Bello where he was among those charged with destroying the forts. The obverse legend on this piece is, TO BRAVE ADML BOSCOWEN, while the reverse reads, I SURRENDER PRISONER. An officer is depicted standing at left on the reverse, with another officer at right kneeling and presenting his sword. This piece exhibits chocolate-brown color overall, with a few splashes of red-brown present on the obverse. Areas of rim damage and pitting are present, but do not pose a significant distraction. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $646.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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