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    1720 Founding of Louisbourg, VF, Scratched
    Betts-145, Bronze

    Betts-145. 1720 Founding of Louisbourg. Bronze. VF, scratched. 41.2 mm, 32.0 gm. Obverse signed by I. Le Blanc. A youthful right-facing bust of Louis XV, dressed in armor and draped, is present on the obverse of this piece. The Louisburg founded design continues on the reverse. Lovely chocolate-brown color along with hints of lavender, gold, and sky-blue provide this example with a pleasing appearance. A number of very thin scratches are present, primarily on the obverse, but they pose little if any distraction.
    Purchased from Richard Margolis (8/1993).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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