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Lot 30688

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30688
Grade 20
Service Details NGC
Description 1739 Admiral Vernon Medal, Porto Bello, -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. VF. Betts-Unlisted, Adams PBv 13-K, R.5. This variety features a larger flan, approximately 40 mm in size. The planchet was cast, with imperfections on this piece including raised areas, flaking, and corrosion. Deep shades of brown are present, with the obverse of this variety displaying a particularly appealing portrait of Admiral Edward Vernon. As part of his military action, Vernon ordered the three forts destroyed and stated Porto Bello, " now reduced to a defenseless harbour and laid open to future visits of His Majesties ships..." Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $105.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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