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Medal: US Bounty Mutiny  1789
Medal: US Bounty Mutiny 1789

This is a pretty modern medallion, John. It was sadly not made in 1789, but commemorates the famous 'Mutiny on the Bounty' on April 28th of that year. It was produced as part of a set sometime in the 1970s, probably in the United States. It should weigh 13 grams and measure 30 mm in diameter.

William Bligh was the captain of the HMS Bounty ship, and he was overthrown by the crew under the leadership of Fletcher Christian, who was later killed in an argument with Tahitian natives.

When these medals look nice like in our picture, they seem to have a bit of value - approximately $15 US dollars. With wear and scratches the value drops severely.

Coin: 16789 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: John, Tue, 01-Apr-2014 09:39:07 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 01-Apr-2014 12:07:10 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 19-Mar-2016 01:50:33 GMT
Requester description: 1789 The bounty ship on front. Back captain bligh
Tags: medal us usa bounty mutiny medallion medals medalion badge medaille medallions ship front captain bligh saling boat sailing steamboat clipper warship sailboat sails masted ships boats outriggers vessel sail outrigger captian sea ocean lake mare mari

  

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