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    1789 Florida Proclamation Medal, VF25
    Breen-1080, One of the Few Bronze Examples Known

    1789 Florida Proclamation 4 Reales Bronze, Herrera-133, Breen-1080, VF25 NGC. One example is permanently housed in the ANS collection, leaving this medal and two others as the only bronze medals available to colonial specialists. (One of those is an unearthed piece, dark with overall corrosion.) Nearly all surviving 1789 Florida Proclamation medals circulated among tradesmen and soldiers, who had little other coinage available beyond the occasional Mexican eight reales pieces.

    This example shows scattered small marks and abrasions, but they are consistent with the VF grade. The obverse is especially sharply impressed on an overly wide planchet. There is ongoing debate among experts whether the bronze pieces are die struck or cast. John W. Adams believed they were all cast, while other researchers believe the bronze pieces are die struck on cast planchets. Most experts agree all bronze pieces show evidence of reworked dies. The chance to acquire a bronze Florida Proclamation medal is a major event for researchers and collectors alike--one that will not be repeated soon, and an opportunity not to be missed.
    Ex: Donald G. Partrick.


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