Extremely rare high relief 1979 John Paul Jones gold medallion, 1 troy oz. Number 96 of 1,000, in original wood display box with parchment scroll. Struck to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Flamborough Head between Jones' Bonhomme Richard and HMS Serapis, on September 23rd, 1779. This beautiful high-relief medallion was minted at a small mint operated by Harold Whitley of Darby, Montana in 1979.
Obverse features John Paul Jones facing left, with the Bonhomme Richard in the background, inscriptions "JOHN PAUL JONES" above, "1779 200th ANNIVERSARY 1979" below, with the famous quote "I have not yet begun to fight". SERAPIS" inscribed above and "SEPTEMBER 23 1779 below. Incused around the rim of the coin is WHITLEY MINT, HAMILTON, MT NO 1000 OF 1000 ONE OUNCE.GOLDWe have seen a few of these John Paul Jones commemoratives, but this is the only one we have seen with the box (crafted to resemble an old treasure chest) and a parchment scroll tucked into the lid detailing the significance of the coin. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "liamscollegemoney" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.