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    Caribbean Abolition Medal. 1838, cast bronze, 51 mm. The obverse design is similar to the Reward of Merit several lots above but in a larger size, while the reverse reads: TO COMMEMORATE THE ABOLITION OF NEGRO APPRENTICESHIP IN JAMAICA, BARBADOS, GRENADA, St. VINCENTS, St. KITTS, NEVIS, MONTSERRAT & THE VIRGIN ISLANDS BY THE ACTS OF THE RESPECTIVE LOCAL LEGISLATURES AUGUST 1st, 1838. Fine in condition and struck on a poor planchet that has several flakes and laminations. Several edge bumps also and dark in color. Still, a very rare anti-slavery item, and the only one of its kind that we know of. In 25 years of collecting, the consignor, never saw or heard of another either. (NGC ID# B58L, PCGS# 10368)

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    Auction Dates
    Jul-Aug, 1993
    31st-3rd Saturday-Tuesday
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