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Lot 30716

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30716
Grade 12
Service Details NGC
Description 1739 Admiral Vernon Medal, Porto Bello, -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. Fine. Betts-266, Adams PBvb 5-I, R.6. On this example from the category depicting Admiral Vernon and Commodore Charles Brown, both men are holding batons on the obverse of this piece. Brown commanded the vessel Hampton Court during the attack on Porto Bello and his prowess was so great that he was singled out by the Spanish governor as the cause for retreating from the battle. The majority of the legends remain clearly visible though corrosion and debris are present on both sides, with the debris actually serving to accentuate the design elements on the reverse and providing that side with an interesting appearance. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $94.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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