Remarkable Boscawen Medal, Betts-408Betts-408. 1758 Boscawen at Louisbourg. Pinchbeck. Choice About Uncirculated. Coin turn. Bright golden luster surrounds design elements, with the golden Pinchbeck color faded just a bit in the fields. Extraordinary visual appeal for one of these, about as sharp and pleasing as any Boscawen medal we've encountered, a remark echoed on our consignor's envelope which notes "this is the nicest of the series that I have seen." A fingerprint-textured dark area in front of Boscawen's face is really the only flaw. Advanced collectors will have noted that not only is this general type rare, but that Boscawen medals in general are rarely found so fine. Both Ford and LaRiviere lacked this Betts number entirely. 37.4 mm, 206.9 grains.
Ex: Baldwin's (9/2006), lot 1337.
From The John W. Adams Collection of French and Indian War Medals.
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