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    1720 John Law, VF
    Betts-127, Silver

    Betts-127. 1720 John Law. Silver. VF. 32.5 mm, 10.4 gm. Unsigned. Similar to Betts-126, depicting a partially clothed man, squatting while lighting his pipe with scrip and defecating coins, some of which have wings and are flying away, this piece has reverse inscriptions translating as, "They either leave us or we leave them" and "A distinction must be made." The outer edges of this medal in particular display attractive toning in shades of blue-green, pink, and gold.
    Ex: Henry Christensen (9/1967), lot 296; John J. Ford, Jr. (Stack's, 1/2006), lot 604.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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