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    1720 John Law, XF-AU
    Betts-115/138, Bronze

    Betts-115/138. 1720 John Law. Bronze. XF-AU. 25.5 mm, 7.2 gm. Unsigned. The one side is similar to the reverse for Betts-115, Law in a cocked hat with his back facing toward the viewer. However, an indentation is present in Law's back, with text within that depression that is difficult to discern due to light wear. The reverse for Betts-138 appears on the other side, featuring text and a milled outer edge. The text translates as, "Saying Peace, Peace; yet there is no peace" along with "Let justice be done, or the world perish." The reverse is struck off-center and a portion of the rim is missing, due to issues with the planchet. A few tiny areas of aqua residue are present.
    Purchased from Ted Craige.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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