Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1778 Rhode Island Ship Medal, XF
    Betts-563, Breen-1142, W-1745, High R.6, Pewter

    Betts-563. 1778 Rhode Island Ship Medal. Pewter. XF. Breen-1142, W-1745, High R.6.
    32.9 mm, 8.6 gm. Unsigned. There are three major subtypes of the Rhode Island Ship medal. The extremely rare variety has VLUGTENDE on the lower exergue, meaning fleeing. The word may have been intended for the reverse depicting the colonists fleeing from Conanicut Island. VLUGTENDE was effaced from struck examples for the second variety. The final major variety replaces VLUGTENDE with a wreath on the die. Most Rhode Island Ship tokens are struck in brass or copper. Sharply struck in pewter, this example of the third variety retains attractive color, providing exceptional eye appeal. A few areas of wear are present on the high points.
    Purchased from Leonard Finn; Previously from Anthony Terranova.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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

    View all of [The John W. Adams Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 541

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 5 days left to consign to the 2019 July 10 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando !

    Learn about consigning with us

    With the superb catalog, a masterwork prepared by Mark Borckhardt, the sale was destined to meet all of my expectations; that it did, and then some. Be assured that I would highly recommend Heritage Auctions to any of my associates contemplating the sale
    Alan B.,
    Las Vegas, NV
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $19,417,283
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $8,051,351
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $1,990,180