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    1702 Expedition at Vigo Bay. Copper. MS66 Brown PCGS Secure. Betts-97, Eimer-395a. Beautifully preserved, this Premium Gem example exhibits areas of mint red in portions of the protected areas. Gorgeous toning also appears at portions of both sides and includes hues of fuchsia, sunflower yellow, and several shades of blue and green. The reverse exhibits several die breaks. John Croker (1670-1741), also known as Johann Crocker, struck this medal. Croker served as the Chief-engraver at the London Mint from 1705 until his death. The medal features a left-facing portrait of Queen Anna on the obverse. The reverse legend translates as, "The French and Spanish fleets taken and burnt," with "At Vigo, Oct. 12, 1702" appearing in the exergue. A view of Vigo harbor, including vessels burning within the harbor and ships before the entrance near a fort, is depicted on the reverse. An example graded NGC MS65 Brown brought $940 in our 2014 FUN Signature Auction.

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