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


Reference HK-104
SH 2-61 WM
Date 1876
Grade MS 65 DPL
Price $795.00
Item # 2090
Metal White Metal
Engraved By George Hampden Lovett

TOP POP, the finest graded by NGC. 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.