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    Rare Bronze Betts-568
    1779 John Paul Jones Medal

    1779 John Paul Jones Comitia Americana Medal AU58 Minor Verdigris Uncertified. Betts-568. 56 mm, 88.3 gm. Plain edge. Golden-brown with subtle gold, lime, and powder-blue patina. A few specks of green debris near the mouth and on the field near the profile. Ford:XIV, lot 203 notes, "These are about as rare as bronzed copper Jefferson Indian Peace medals." Jones was the hero of Flamborough Head, where his ship, the Bonhomme Richard, captured the HMS Serapis.

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    February, 2009
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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