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    1758 Oswego Captured Medal
    Betts-415, Silver, XF45

    Betts-415. 1758 Oswego Captured. Silver. XF45 PCGS. Oswego was the only French victory in North America that received mention on a medal; indeed, the war soon became a rather prickly situation for the undersupplied and undermanned French armies in North America. In August 1756, Montcalm and the French had the upper hand, and the destruction of Britain's Fort Oswego netted them not over 1000 prisoners, but tons of materiel, artillery, and plunder for their native allies. The French did not hold the present-day Oswego, New York location long, but this medal marks the slim moment in time when their forces controlled the conflict. Possibly cleaned at one time, now with lovely gray-gold toning over the pleasing silver surfaces exhibiting only trivial circulation marks. 30.8 mm, 11.3 grams. (Est. $3,000-$5,000).

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