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    1745 Lima Treasure Captured, XF-AU
    Betts-381, Bronze

    Betts-381. 1745 Lima Treasure Captured. Bronze. XF-AU. 37.4 mm, 18.8 gm. Engraved by John Kirk. A second pleasing example, this piece exhibits strong red-brown color, adding to the eye appeal. The reverse is struck off-center, eliminating the engraver's name from the lower border. A small scratch near one o'clock on the obverse provides minimal distraction, if any. It took 45 wagons to transport the treasure weighing over 78 tons and consisting of coins and bullion to the Tower Mint when the ships landed at Bristol. The silver was used for a 1746 issue of silver coinage and the word "Lima" was added to celebrate the capture.
    Purchased from Ted Craige.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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