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    Scarce Betts-410 1758 Louisbourg Taken
    Medal in Silver

    Betts-410. 1758 Louisbourg Taken. Silver, plugged. Extremely Fine. Once mounted on original hanger, now missing, carefully plugged at former location. Bright silver gray with a hint of toning inside rims. Hairlined from a light old polishing, as usually seen on silver specimens of this issue, which were distributed to military men, not collectors. No bad marks, light wear on reverse likely caused by proper wearing and display, a very well balanced and pleasing example despite the later plug.
    One of the artistic highpoints in the Betts series, but also one of the historical standouts, actually worn by a veteran of the battle. This medal has long been seen by collectors as the landmark in the French and Indian War series. 43.7 mm, 441.7 grains.
    Ex: Jacques Schulman (6/1965).
    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
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