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    1747 Lord Anson Circumnavigation, Mint State
    Betts-382, Bronze

    Betts-382. 1747 Lord Anson Circumnavigation. Bronze. Mint State. 43.4 mm, 27.1 gm. Obverse signed by Thomas Pingo. Once the War of Jenkins' Ear began in October 1739, Anson was chosen to lead a squadron against the Spanish along South America's Pacific coast. His mission did not begin until September 1740 and lasted for almost four years. In June 1743, he captured the Spanish ship Nuestra Senora de Covadonga off Cape Espiritu Santo. The ship contained over 1.3 million pieces of eight. Well-struck and beautifully preserved, this piece displays scattered areas of toning when examined closely, in bright shades of green, pink, orange, and blue, particularly on the reverse. The few marks present are minor.
    Ex: Christie's (4/1967), lot 153.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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