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    1739 Porto Bello Medal
    Adams PBv 16-M, XF45

    1739 Admiral Vernon Medal, Porto Bello, XF45 NGC. Betts-194, Adams PBv 16-M, R.5. Deep brown color prevails on this specimen, with small, scattered hues of brass also present. The legends remain sharp on this piece exhibiting wear on the high points of the devices. The medals depict Vernon holding a number of different items in his left hand, with a telescope present in the case of this design. This variety features a smaller flan, approximately 26 mm in diameter.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 13
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