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    1779 Rhode Island Ship Token, AU55
    W-1730, No Wreath, Brass

    1779 Rhode Island Ship Token, No Wreath, Brass, AU55 PCGS. Betts-562, W-1730, R.4. Not much is known of the origins of the Rhode Island Ship token, but it is likely a propaganda piece issued by the British for a Dutch audience, in an attempt to keep the Dutch out of the Revolutionary War. The legends are Dutch, but it is improbable that Holland would issue a medal extolling the naval triumphs of Admiral Howe. Although extremely rare examples show VLUGTENDE below the ship, most pieces either have nothing below the ship, or display a wreath, with the latter variety more common. This is a well-defined example with ample sun-gold luster in design recesses. Smooth save for a flan flaw on the upper right reverse field. Listed on page 45 of the 2022 Guide Book.

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


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