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    1700 American Aloe Plant, XF
    Betts-103, Silver

    Betts-103. 1700 American Aloe Plant. Silver. XF. 38.1 mm, 15.5 gm. Unsigned. The central obverse design features the American aloe plant. The surrounding text translates as, "The Bosnian Garden at Leipsic in 1700 saw the American Aloe of twenty-eight years reach a height of twenty-four feet, with thirty-five branches, and blossom with five thousand and one hundred and thirty-eight flowers." The reverse includes a lovely view of Leipsic. The protected areas of this example reveal vibrant luster, with the right obverse field exhibiting a few thin die cracks.
    Purchased from John J. Ford, Jr. (8/1991).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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