John Paul Jones

dated 1779, modern restrike
Designed by Augustin Dupré (French, 1748–1833)

Mint: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Julian NA-1


Diameter and weight: 56 mm, 98.3 gm (2 3/16 in., 3.47 oz.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Americas, Europe


Numismatics, Medals

Obv: (ornament) JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PRAEFECTO. (ornament) / COMITIA AMERICANA. around a bust of John Paul Jones facing to the right, signed DUPRÉ. F. on the truncation of the shoulder.
Rev: HOSTIVM NAVIBVS CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS. around a scene of the battling Bonne Homme Richard and Serapis; in the exergue: AD ORAM SCOTIAE XXIII. SEPT. / M . DCCLXXVIIII. / and signed DUPRÉ. F.
Edge: plain


Cornelius C. Vermeule, III, by 1971; to the MFA, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III