Value of Betts Admiral Vernon Medals (1739-1741)

The Admiral Vernon Medals

The story of Admiral Vernon is one of great excitement, and also great embarrassment. After a small scuffle in the New World, the Spanish and English declared war on each other. England sent their highly trained Admiral Vernon to fight a battle in the Caribbean. Vernon won his first battle with limited supplies. He used the newly claimed land to prepare for his next battle, which was also a success. Vernon was so impressed with himself that he sent word to England that he won the battles in Jamaica and Panama. The only problem? He hadn’t even fought those battles yet. After suffering a loss in the first battle, Vernon continued to fight his enemy. In the second battle, Vernon was killed. By the time word made it to England that Vernon lost the battle, the medals had been struck and distributed to any citizen that wanted one. The Betts Admiral Vernon Medals typically range from $50 all the way to $1,000. It is important to have an expert look at your coin to see which end of the spectrum you will land on.