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    1783 Treaty of Paris Medal -- Scratches -- NGC Details. XF. Betts-608. The obverse depicts Louis XVI pointing to a shield bearing America's 13 bars hung by Liberty on a pillar, while the reverse shows Athena holding a spear growing into an olive tree and a ribbon linking the shields of France, Britain, Spain, and Holland. The Peace of Versailles, ending the Revolutionary War, was signed on September 3, 1783. White metal with a small copper plug (as usual for Betts-608).
    This medal is closely related to the famous Libertas Americana medal, Betts-615, and bears that inscription on the obverse. The reverse bears the inscription COMMVNI CONSENSV (by common consent). Both sides of this medal have old scratches and scrapes, with grayish-yellow surfaces and splashes of deeper patina. An important medal for students of French and American history.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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