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1778-1779 TOKEN Rhode Island Ship Token, No Wreath, Copper MS62 Brown NGC. Breen-1139, W-1730, R.3. ...

2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1171

 
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Auction Ended On: May 31, 2012
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Rhode Island Ship Token, MS62
W-1730, VLUGTENDE Removed
1778-1779 TOKEN Rhode Island Ship Token, No Wreath, Copper MS62 Brown NGC. Breen-1139, W-1730, R.3. The obverse depicts Admiral Richard Howe's flagship, while the reverse depicts Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay, with Continental troops fleeing from the approaching British fleet. Although here designated as copper, this example combines old yellow and olive-brown, with small splashes of corrosion. Lighter tan remains from original mint color on this lovely 18th century colonial issue. (PCGS# 579)

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