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    Bronze Louisbourg Taken Medal, Betts-411

    Betts-411. 1758 Louisbourg Taken. Bronze. Extremely Fine. Deep chocolate brown with some apparent toning and reflectivity remaining in the fields, though over the years they have some accumulated some buildup. Speck of encrustation at L of LOUISBOURG, some other inactive detritus seen in obverse intricacies, only light friction on the high points. Rim filed atop obverse. No collaring mark, distinctive in the SPAC series and suggesting production on a different press or with a different collar than the other entries in the SPAC canon. Perhaps the scarcest of the American-related SPAC medal types in bronze. 40.6 mm, 395.3 grains.
    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.


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    January, 2012
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