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    Struck 1758 Boscawen Medal, Betts-407

    Betts-407. 1758 Boscawen at Louisbourg. Pinchbeck. Extremely Fine. Peach-brown obverse fields yield to darker peripheries, while the reverse is a more even charcoal shade with somewhat brassy highpoints. Perhaps retoned long ago. The sharpness is superb for this variety, which often comes well worn and occasionally pierced. Some faint old hairline scratches are visible in the obverse fields, a bit of reverse encrustation. The mattelike quality of the surfaces made our consignor believe this could be a cast, however, we're quite certain it was struck based on its proper weight, sonority, and sharpness of fine detail. In fact, this is one of the finer examples we've seen, even though the color isn't ideal. 25.4 mm, 57.5 grains.
    Ex: Baldwin's (9/2006) lot 1337.
    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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