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Lot 30685

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30685
Grade 40
Service NGC
Description 1739 Admiral Vernon Medal, No Location, XF40 NGC. Betts-246, Adams NLv 8-G, R.5. The Adams-Chao reference characterizes this variety as "clearly a more political piece than a historical medal, contrasting the noble heroes on one side with the evil-doing Walpole on the other." Full-length portraits of Vernon and Brown appear on the obverse of this piece, while the reverse includes a representation of Satan with a pitchfork at left and Walpole on the right, with the legend at top reading, "MAKE ROOM FOR SIR ROBERT." Rich chocolate-brown color and strong centering are among the attributes this piece possesses. The high points of the design reveal wear. Aside from a few tiny areas of corrosion, there are no mentionable marks on this lovely piece. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $705.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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