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    Betts-574. 1781 Dutch Fishing Fleet. Silver. AU. 31.5 mm, 11.0 gm. Reverse signed by Adriaan Van Baerll. The obverse depicts a cutter sailing on this attractive piece. The legend translates as, "For the safety of ships and the people- Jacob Van der Wint." Betts translates the reverse as, "Dec. 29, 1780, sailed from Vlaarding in order to communicate the state of war to the fleet, and to recall the same; safely returned Jan. 11, 1781." Gorgeously toned, this medal includes large areas of blue-green color along with splashes of dark plum. The remaining portions are a light silver-gray color. Strong luster adds to the visual appeal. Minor marks and hairlines appear on both sides.
    Ex: Stack's (3/2007), lot 2214.
    From The Skyler Liechty Collection.


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