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Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen........

For your Viewing Pleasure.......

An extreamly rare medal / medallion to the American Hero - John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones (1747-1792), The Capture of the British Frigate HMS Serapis by the USS Bonhomme Richard, Silver Medal 1779, for the ' Americana' series, by Augustin Dupré, uniformed bust right, his hair tied behind en queue, JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PRAEFECTO, COMITIA AMERICANA, rev the naval engagement, HOSTIVM NAVIBVS CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS, AD ORAM SCOTIAE XXIII SEPT MDCCLXXVIIII, 55mm

References:

(Betts 568; Adams & Bentley, Ch 8; BHM 222, R2; MH 580; CP 105/22; Ford XIV, 203).

There are a number of re-strikes and fakes of this medal / medallion but this one is authentic.....

Mike

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Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen........

For your Viewing Pleasure.......

An extreamly rare medal / medallion to the American Hero - John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones (1747-1792), The Capture of the British Frigate HMS Serapis by the USS Bonhomme Richard, Silver Medal 1779, for the ' Americana' series, by Augustin Dupré, uniformed bust right, his hair tied behind en queue, JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PRAEFECTO, COMITIA AMERICANA, rev the naval engagement, HOSTIVM NAVIBVS CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS, AD ORAM SCOTIAE XXIII SEPT MDCCLXXVIIII, 55mm

References:

(Betts 568; Adams & Bentley, Ch 8; BHM 222, R2; MH 580; CP 105/22; Ford XIV, 203).

There are a number of re-strikes and fakes of this medal / medallion but this one is authentic.....

Mike

Nice One! Thanks. Doc

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Nice One! Thanks. Doc

The way to tell the Paris mint restrikes of the silver from the originals is that on the restrikes the edge is stamped argent and quite often with a French silver hallmark. On the originals the edge is plain.

All the best,

Paul

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Hello Paul......

You can also tell the original from the restrike there are small raised dots between the words "CLASSIS PRAEFECTO" and a mark above the "QUEUE" where there was some rust or a flaw in the original die......

This has both the dots and the mark.....

Mike

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I thought he was the original lead singer for Manfred Mann until the medal came into our possession.

Paul:P

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