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    1778-1779 Rhode Island Ship Token, MS65
    Brass, No Wreath, Betts-562
    Single Finest at NGC

    1778-1779 Rhode Island Ship Token, No Wreath, Brass, MS65 NGC. Betts-562, W-1730, R.4. All examples of Betts-562 initially showed VLUGTENDE (Dutch for "fleeing") on the exergue below the ship. The issuer decided that the word might be interpreted as British Admiral Howe fleeing with his fleet, so the word was scraped off nearly all examples. Only two pieces are known with VLUGTENDE intact (Betts-561). The present crisply struck and unabraded Gem is as nice for the variety as can be obtained. In fact, it is single finest at NGC. PCGS also has certified one piece as MS65 with none finer (7/21). Butter-gold and plum-red colors compete for territory. Listed on page 45 of the 2022 Guide Book.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# D7HW, PCGS# 588)


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    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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