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Earl Howe & The Glorious 1st of June

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It's hard to over emphasize the importance of the Howe brothers to the history of the American Revolution and to that of French Revolution. Depicted here is Richard Howe (aka "Black Dick"), First Lord Admiral, and instrumental in British naval action against America. His brother, William Howe, was a general and responsible for the occupation of New York. The Glorious First of June naval engagement (1794) pitted the Channel Fleet against French forces. While the British considered this a victory with thousands of French sailors captured or killed, the French also considered it victory because the cargo of much needed victuals reached French port unharmed.
Hampshire Emsworth DH-16. OB: Admiral Earl Howe "Earl Howe & the Glorious First of June." Rx: Three masted ship (HMS Queen Charlotte, 100 gun, 1790-1800), "Pro Bono Publico"
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For great history of the battle and Earl Howe see these links:
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Here is the amazing story of the Siege of Gibraltar and some of the tokens involved: [ link ]
· Date: August 21, 2016 · Views: 2,083 · Filesize: 123.3kb · Dimensions: 890 x 445 ·
Keywords: Earl Howe
Denomination: Half Penny token size
Reference #: DH-16 Hampshire; Atkins 13
Date/Mintmark: 1794
Condition: AU
Metal: copper
Additional Categories: Revolution!

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