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    1687 Silver Shoals Treasure Medal
    Betts-67, Silver, MS62

    Betts-67. 1687 Silver Shoals Treasure Recovery. Silver. MS62 PCGS. The obverse, signed GB for George Bower, depicts busts of James II and Queen Mary, while the reverse is a close-up view of Sir William Phipps' treasure recovery vessel laying off the wreck of the Spanish treasure ship Nuestra Senora de la ConcepciĆ³n. She has put out a longboat which has lowered a man over the side to work the wreck, parts of whose ribs can be seen protruding from the shoaling water. The enterprise is being conducted beneath a cloudless sky. Phipps earned a knighthood and wealth from his part in this well-documented and successful treasure salvage operation. 54.7 mm, 60.9 gm. (Est. $7,000-$9,000).
    Ex: Strathtay Collection.


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