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    Extremely Rare Silver Betts-403
    Boscawen at Louisbourg Medal

    Betts-403. 1758 Boscawen at Louisbourg. Silver, cast. Extremely Fine. A contemporary cast, produced from a struck Betts-403, carefully chased in the fields and around legends. The medium gray surfaces show a pearlescent gloss and light golden highlights, with fine pits present on both fields and devices where gas escaped during the casting process. Light filing visible on edge, some minor scratches, detail excellent on both sides. There were no silver Boscawen medals in either LaRiviere or Ford. Betts had never seen one, nor has our experienced consignor. A rare and interesting addition to any Betts collection. 40.1 mm, 194.6 grains.
    Ex: Christopher Eimer (10/2010).
    From The John W. Adams Collection of French and Indian War Medals.
    Seller is donating a portion of their proceeds, and Heritage is donating the same portion of the Buyer's Premium, from the sale of this lot to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. See page 3 for details.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    January, 2012
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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