Lot #4

VN-2.153 (Cannon, Vernon, Ship /with Baton at "G", Large Date and Plain Field), McCormick-Goodhart #97, Betts # 222.
A Choice Extra Fine (EF-45) example in copper. Light wear on the highest points. Most of the devices on the coin are sharp, clearly defined. More 90% of all the fine detail is present. A sharp, very attractive metal. I was extremely tempted to grade it AU, but decided to stay conservative in my grading. Still, buy the medal, not my grade! VN-2.153 is a relatively common variety. Size: 40½ mm. Weight: 13.6 grams. Estimate: $200 to $300.