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Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon / Porto Bello, 1739, ex-Adams (Plate), ex-C

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Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon / Porto Bello, 1739, ex-Adams (Plate), ex-C
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Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon / Porto Bello, 1739, ex-Adams (Plate), ex-Craige. AC-PBv28X. 37 mm, 13.96 grams. Mint State (no wear at all, even on the very sharply protruding nose) but only very muted luster and limited original color, a scarce medal in very rare grade, using a new reverse design AC describes as accurately conveying "the menace of large, well-armed forts." XRF: 59.14% copper, 39.46% zinc. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and the Ted Craige Collection, plated on page 67 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao.