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    1720 John Law, VF-XF
    Betts-124, Silver

    Betts-124. 1720 John Law. Silver. VF-XF. 32.4 mm, 10.6 gm. Unsigned. A detailed portrait of the half-length figure of John Law appears at the obverse center. Betts translates the lengthy inscription as, "Through stocks, credit, pools, gardens, lotteries, mining shares, children, notes, as well as by alchemy, a man comes to love gold, and thereby falls into trouble, as in the year 1720, in which money being wanting, everything escaped us." A strong level of design detail remains, providing this piece with a lovely appearance and there are no mentionable marks. The lower obverse of this piece reveals a couple of small, wispy die cracks.
    Ex: Harmer, Rooke (11/1969), lot 327; Ted Craige Estate (10/1982); John J. Ford, Jr. (Stack's, 1/2006), lot 598.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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