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Rhode Island Ship Medals

The obverse shows the flagship of British admiral Lord Richard Howe at anchor, while the reverse depicts the retreat of American forces from Rhode Island in 1778. The inscriptions show that the coin was meant for a Dutch-speaking audience. It is believed the medal was struck in England circa 1779 or 1780 for the Dutch market, as propaganda to persuade the Dutch to sign the Treaty of Armed Neutrality (December 1780). Specimens are known in brass, copper, and pewter.

Rhode Island Ship Medals
Rhode Island Ship Medals

Rhode Island Ship Medals

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