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    1726 American Aloe Plant, VF
    Betts-110, Tin with Copper Plug

    Betts-110. 1726 American Aloe Plant. Tin, copper plug. VF. 49.2 mm, 33.3 gm. Engraved by Peter Paul Werner. A representation of the agave plant in bloom in the Nuremberg gardens appears on the obverse while the reverse consists of texts about the plant depicted. A small copper plug, visible on both sides, is present at the lower portion of the medal. The high points of the design reveal wear and scattered marks are present, consistent with the grade, though none are worthy of individual mention.
    Ex: Henry Christensen (9/1967), lot 290; John J. Ford, Jr.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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