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Lot 30686

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30686
Grade 62
Service NGC
Description 1739 Admiral Vernon Medal, Porto Bello, MS62 NGC. Betts-Unlisted, Adams PB 2-B, R.7. Similar in design to two other varieties, the six guns in the fort at left serve as the diagnostic. True to Admiral Vernon's claim that he could take Porto Bello with only six ships, the reverse design includes representations of his six ships. A gorgeous Mint State example, this medal displays tones of brown and gold and exhibits a strong degree of design detail. A wavy die crack extends through the R in ADMIRAL on the reverse to the right edge of the central device. A degree of micro-granularity does not detract from the splendid eye appeal of this piece. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,820.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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