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Lot 30435

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30435
Grade 64
Service NGC
Description (1790's) Revolutionary War, Captain John Paul Jones, First Restrike, MS64 Brown NGC. Betts-568, Julian NA-1. Bronzed copper, 56 mm. Augustin Dupré engraved this medal, which is popular with collectors. The obverse design features a right facing bust of the naval hero, with the obverse legend translating as, "The American Congress to John Paul Jones, Commander of the Fleet." The reverse devices consist of several sailing ships in the course of battle. A gorgeous near-Gem medal, this example exhibits splendid chocolate-brown color, with closer examination revealing toning in shades of blue, orange, yellow, and lavender. The few marks present are minor, with almost all of them appearing in the obverse fields. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,350.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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