1043177 | UNITED STATES, Colonial & Related. (1763) CU Medal. PCGS Genuine Cleaned - UNC Details.
by Spanish engraver Tomas Prieto. 48mm. 59.28gm. "LVDVICO D VELASCO ET VINCENTIO GONZALEZ". Conjoined busts of Louis de Velasco and Vincenzo Gonzalez right /
"IN • MORRO • VIT • GLOR • FVNCT •"; in exergue "ARTIVM ACADEMIA CAROLO REGE CATHOL ANNVENTE CONS • A • MDCCLXIII". The explosion of the magazine at Morro Castle (with soldiers flying into the air), ships at right and left, troops in boats and assaulting the fort in foreground. Betts 443; Medina 12; Eimer 704.
Struck to commemorate the 1762 battle during which the Morro Castle,a Spanish fort in Havana, Cuba, was captured by a British fleet consisting of 200 vessels and approximately 14,000 men. Only the most minimal of cleaning signs, very attractive. Housed in an oversized holder.
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