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Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello, three-quarter portraits of Ver

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Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello, three-quarter portraits of Ver
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Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, Admiral Vernon, 1739, Porto Bello, three-quarter portraits of Vernon and Brown, legend ADMIRAL VERNON AND COMMODORE BROWN, ex-Richard Stuart. AC-PBvb1A. 15.19 grams. Brassy UNC with traces of bright luster, superb details. In cataloging this coin we observed that the photo for AC-PBvb3E is in error, as it is the same dies as the present specimen of PBvb1A and does not show the legend enclosed as described. Humorously, the authors bring up a good point in the listing for 3E (which applies to 1A as well, of course) that the reverse legend says HE [singular] TOOK PORTO BELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY while showing both the Admiral and the Commodore, yet other medals from the same series show the pronoun (erroneously) as THE (perhaps an attempt to turn HE into THEY?) before omitting the pronoun altogether. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection.