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    1739 Porto Bello Medal
    Adams PBv 13-K, VF Details

    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, "...is now reduced to a defenseless harbour and laid open to future visits of His Majesties ships..."
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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