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    1745 Lima Treasure, MS62 Brown
    Bronze, Betts-381

    Betts-381. 1745 Lima Treasure Captured. Bronze. MS62 Brown PCGS. Engraved by John Kirk (1724-76), a student of James Anthony Dassier, who died in London. The foreground on the obverse depicts a rowboat along with three ships of war, the Lewis Erasmus, Prince Frederick, and Marquis D'Antin, while a chase between two ships involves the Notre Dame and the Duke. The reverse illustrates two medallions being held side by side by two infant Fames. One of the medallions features a bust of Iac Talbot and the other Ioha Morecock. Below, a treasure wagon numbered 44 disappears at the left, followed by one numbered 45. The medal commemorates the battle and capture of the three Spanish ships carrying approximately $4 million in specie off South America by English privateers Talbot in the Prince Frederick and Morecock in the Duke. An impressive example with smooth and satiny maroon surfaces that accompany bold design elements. 37.4 mm, 18.8 grams. (Est. $5,000-$7,000).

    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

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

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