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    1720 John Law, VF-XF
    Betts-129, Silver

    Betts-129. 1720 John Law. Silver. VF-XF. 36.1 mm, 14.2 gm. Unsigned. Depicted in a court costume on the obverse, John Law is shouting, "By skill all things are gained." The reverse displays a clockwise rotation and illustrates a woman in mourning, perhaps representing France, seated by a table. The legend states, "By bad luck all things are lost." The high points reveal wear on this piece. Although scattered marks are present, there is none worthy of individual mention.
    Purchased from John J. Ford, Jr. (2/1987).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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