For Sale: HK-104 1876 Centennial Lovett Battle of Lake Champlain #5 SCD

Sold · BU++

Reference HK-104
SH 2-61 WM
Date 1876
Grade BU++
Price Sold
Item # 2275
Metal White Metal
Designed By George Hampden Lovett
Engraved By George Hampden Lovett

The fifth in a series of eight medals with a large bust of Washington, engraved and issued by George Hampden Lovett to commemorate the Revolutionary Battles of 1776. Also known as the Battle of Valcour Bay, it is generally regarded as the first battle fought by the United Sates Navy. Although the outcome of the battle was the destruction of most of the American ships, the overall campaign delayed the British attempt to cut the colonies in half and eventually lead to the British military disaster at Saratoga the following year.