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    St. Vincent's Black Corps, XF, Holed
    Betts-530, Bronze

    Betts-530. St. Vincent's Black Corps. Bronze. XF, holed. 48.2 mm, 65.1 gm. Engraved by Heinrich Peter Grosskurt. The obverse of this piece includes the text, St. VINCENTS BLACK CORPS, with a design featuring Victory with a palm branch and sword standing over a vanquished Carib. The central design on the reverse is of a soldier with a musket. The text states, BOLD LOYAL OBEDIENT. Mahogany-brown color prevails on this example, with areas of copper-orange and green-brown also present. A few small splashes of lacquer residue appear near the butt of the musket.
    Ex: Sotheby's (11/1986), lot 812.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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