1814 Master Commandant Thomas Macdonough / Battle of Lake Champlain Naval Medal. Bronze. 65 mm. Julian NA-15. Choice Mint State.Both sides are richly toned in deep, vivid, mahogany-brown patina. The surfaces are smooth and inviting, an otherwise satiny texture yielding to modest semi-reflectivity in the fields as the medal dips into a light. Fully defined with outstanding visual appeal, a shallow edge disturbance just past 3 oclock on the reverse is noted solely for accuracy. A scarce medal struck to mark MacDonoughs victory on Lake Champlain, here coined from the original dies. The obverse is intact, while the reverse shows evidence of a cud break at 8 to 10 oclock that has been partially filed down in the Mint, a not uncommon practice to make pieces more presentable to the untrained eye.