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    1755 Safety at Sea Medal, MS65 Brown
    Betts-392, Bronze

    1755 Safety at Sea, MS65 Brown NGC. Betts-392. Bronze. A standing Mercury appears on the central obverse flanked by two ships in the distance. One bears a flag with a harp representing Ireland, while the other displays lilies on its flag, denoting France. Nuremburg engraver Peter Paul Werner included his initials at the lower obverse. The reverse is attractively designed as well, depicting an Indian warrior at left and a woman at right with a cornucopia at her feet. The legend translates as, "But he has the power to soothe troubled waves." A gorgeous Gem, this specimen reveals rich mahogany shades and a sharp strike, with some doubling of the obverse legend. A few minuscule marks and minor edge nicks are present, but are insignificant on this wonderful piece.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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