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    1720 John Law, VF
    Betts-117, White Metal, Cast (Lead)

    Betts-117. 1720 John Law. White Metal, cast (lead). VF.
    43.3 mm, 27.9 gm. Unsigned. A bust of John Law appears at obverse center. The surrounding text translates as, "Melac making a raid without fire or wood, on the purses of Europe, not utterly empty and turned inside out" and "Therefore, John Law you need not expect anything here." Text, covering the reverse, reads as, "In regard to the shares and notes of the Mississippi Company, the French have told us, and we all have repeated the story, the Englishman and the Hollander, Frankfort and Nuremburg, Hamburg and Augsburg, and those who have wished that their losses might be kept quiet. As to the rest, the scheme has it." This contemporary cast piece reveals areas of pest, primarily on the obverse.
    Purchased from John J. Ford, Jr.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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    January, 2014
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