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    1702 Vigo Bay Silver Medal
    Betts-96 Obverse, New Reverse

    Betts-96, new reverse. 1702 American Treasure Captured at Vigo. Silver. XF. 44.2 mm, 36.9 gm. By Jan Boskam. Draped Queen Anne bust l. with lovelock over right shoulder. Reverse British and Dutch ships sailing from the left to harbor filled with burning French and Spanish ships, two pillars of fire rising into sky under Latin legend French and Spanish Fleet Taken by Force, Burned or Captured. Prooflike fields with a patch of frosty roughness noted by the Ford Part XIII cataloger, roughness on left reverse rim.
    Ex: John J. Ford, Jr., Part 13 (Stack's, 1/2006), lot 801.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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