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    1602 New World Rivalry Medal
    Betts-21, Silver

    Betts-21. 1602 New World Rivalry. Silver. VF. 50.9 mm, 2.4 mm thick, 45.7 gm. Capture of Spanish galleon Santiago off St. Helena by two smaller and more maneuverable Dutch ships, Latin legend, They Do what Seems Possible. Reverse shows a spirited horse symbolizing Philip II springing from globe followed through the waves by the Zeeland lion, Latin One World does not Suffice, Wherever you Leap, I will Follow. Tournai castle mint mark, splendid strike and centering, smooth and reflective fields combine for exceptional beauty. A forceful design that has been superbly executed.
    Ex: Munthandel Verschoor (9/2009).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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