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Great Britain, copper-zinc Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Admiral Haddock issue (rare), ex

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Great Britain, copper-zinc Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Admiral Haddock issue (rare), ex
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Great Britain, copper-zinc Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Admiral Haddock issue (rare), ex-Adams (Plate). AC-NLh1A. 12.44 grams, 35 mm. AU with minute traces of original color and luster around some details, the rest matte, medium brown. Satirical issue with design of normal Porto Bello types but with obverse portrait of Admiral Haddock and legend referring his having taken "O" (nothing) with "several ships only" in his campaign in the Mediterranean, compared to Admiral Vernon's (exaggerated) successes in the Caribbean. Tested (XRF) at 50.8% zinc and 46.3% copper (full results on small printout included). This offering of John Adams Admiral Vernon medals (through lot 1244) is dedicated to the memory of Fernando Chao (h), 1946-2021, co-author of the AC reference cited herein. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection (plated on p. 44 of his book).