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    1752 Compagine des Indes Occidentales, XF
    Betts-384, Silver

    Betts-384. 1752 Compagine des Indes Occidentales. Silver. XF. 28.3 mm, 6.9 gm. Although the obverse of this example is unsigned, pieces dated 1748 bear the mark of Du Vivier. Reverse unsigned. The obverse design features two Indians with clubs supporting a shield, with a palm tree at center and a crown above, the arms of the Compagnie des Indes Occidentales. That company was the last survivor of John Law's schemes. A crowned shield with a ship at center and twelve lilies above appears on the reverse. Toning is present on this lovely example in shades of green-blue, copper, and rose-pink.
    Purchased from Ted Craige.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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