Lot #3. 1739 Admiral Vernon Medal. Havana and Porto Bello. Betts-314. Silvered Copper. EF.
The November 2009 Baltimore Auction - 11/12/2009
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37.21 millimeters. Obv: full-length figure of Vernon facing three-quarters to left with sword in right hand, in field at left HAVANAH below a castle with three turrets, in field at right a ship. Rev: six ships sailing right between two forts, man in small boat below right (facing) fort, date in exergue below. A trace of highpoint rub allows the underlying copper to shine forth, otherwise both sides exhibit even pewter-gray color.