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    1702 Vigo Bay Gold Medal
    Betts-97, Nearly Pure Gold

    Betts-97. 1702 American Treasure Captured at Vigo. Gold. XF. 36.3 mm, 26.0 gm, specific gravity 19.17 (99.4% gold). Obverse 1, Reverse A. By John Croker. Crowned bust l. of Queen Anne, lovelock across shoulder, cross on the crown points to R in FRA. Reverse presents a cloud sailing gracefully above a wonderfully detailed bird's eye view of narrow-mouth harbor with Anglo-Dutch vessels bottling up burning Spanish and French ships in inner port. Small ship atop the allied flotilla is covered by the tall mast of the larger ship below. Latin legend hails French and Spanish Fleet Captured or Burned. The Adams Collection offers what may be the largest selection of Vigo Treasure medals to appear at public auction.
    Ex: John J. Ford, Jr., Part 13 (Stack's, 1/2006).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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

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