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John Paul Jones US Mint 1973 Bronze Re-Issue


US Mint 1973 Comitia Americana Re-strike Medal awarded to Captain John Paul Jones for the naval battle between the U.S. frigate Bonhomme Richard and the British frigate Serapis. The original was engraved by Augustine Dupre, and struck in gold. Obverse: The bust of Captain Jones, facing right. Latin inscription reads: The American Congress to John Paul Jones, Commander of the fleet. Reverse: The Bonhomme Richard on fire with her crew boarding the severely damaged Serapis. The Alliance, consort of the Richard, stands off to the left beyond two sailors in the water clinging to a spar. Latin inscription reads: The Enemy's Ships Captured or Put to Flight (above), at Scotland's shore, 23 September 1779 (below). Purchased US Mint Washington DC 1973

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