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Great Britain, silver Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, very rare, ex-Adams, ex

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Great Britain, silver Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, very rare, ex-Adams, ex
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Great Britain, silver Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, very rare, ex-Adams, ex-Ford. AC-PBv45PP. 15.81 grams; 38mm. Well-struck AU- with what Adams calls "crudely chased" reverse fields and heavy (old) marks behind head on obverse, faint golden toning, desirably pedigreed and reportedly one of only two known in silver. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection and to the John J. Ford, Jr. collection (Stack's auction of January 2006, with original lot-tag #538).