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    1778 Rhode Island Ship Medal, XF
    Betts-562, Breen-1140, W-1735, High R.7, Pewter

    Betts-562. 1778 Rhode Island Ship Medal. Pewter. XF. Breen-1140, W-1735, High R.7. 32.6 mm, 10.9 gm. Unsigned. The pewter varieties are far scarcer than their brass counterparts. VLUGTENDE has been effaced from the field beneath the ship, as coined, on this second of the three varieties for these medals. Pewter-gray in color, this medal reveals light wear on the high points of the designs. In addition to the effacement, a small tick appears near 2 o'clock on the obverse. That side also reveals minor incompleteness of the text near 10 o'clock.
    Ex: Merkin (3/1968), lot 2; Roper Collection (Stack's, 12/1983), lot 173.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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