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1813 Lt. William Burrows / Enterprise vs Boxer medal. Julian NA-7. Bronze, 65mm. Choice Mint State

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1813 Lt. William Burrows / Enterprise vs Boxer medal. Julian NA-7. Bronze, 65mm. Choice Mint State

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A really beautiful example of this distinctive War of 1812 medal, the only one in the series that does not depict the original recipient. The fields show a delicate range of gold, violet, and blue tones, especially vibrant on the reverse, over an overall light brown surface. Burrows comes one of two ways: prooflike like this, or heavily bronzed. Some of those bronzed pieces have a heavily buckled obverse die, while the prooflike ones like this generally show only light buckling on the left side of the obverse. There is some light "die rust," actually spalling that is known on most (all?) known examples. A few little flyspeck spots are present, but the color and surfaces are otherwise ideal. Burrows was just a lieutenant, and no portrait of him had been taken before his death in battle at 28, which explains why a funeral urn and trophies are displayed on the obverse where a portrait would have gone. Finding high grade examples of this memorable inclusion in the Julian Naval series is challenging, and this is the nicest one I've handled in a few years.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 000104

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A really beautiful example of this distinctive War of 1812 medal, the only one in the series that does not depict the original recipient. The fields show a delicate range of gold, violet, and blue tones, especially vibrant on the reverse, over an overall light brown surface. Burrows comes one of two ways: prooflike like this, or heavily bronzed. Some of those bronzed pieces have a heavily buckled obverse die, while the prooflike ones like this generally show only light buckling on the left side of the obverse. There is some light "die rust," actually spalling that is known on most (all?) known examples. A few little flyspeck spots are present, but the color and surfaces are otherwise ideal. Burrows was just a lieutenant, and no portrait of him had been taken before his death in battle at 28, which explains why a funeral urn and trophies are displayed on the obverse where a portrait would have gone. Finding high grade examples of this memorable inclusion in the Julian Naval series is challenging, and this is the nicest one I've handled in a few years.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 000104

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