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    1759 Betts-417 Guadaloupe Surrenders Medal
    Extremely Rare in Silver

    Betts-417. 1759 Guadaloupe Surrenders. Silver. MS63 NGC. 39.7mm, 400 grains. Medium silver-gray toning appears over impeccable, reflective surfaces. The piece displays little to no evidence of handling and is finer than any recently offered pieces to our knowledge. The obverse depicts Brittania helping Guadaloupe to her feet while the reverse displays Victory. The medals were struck to commemorate the fall of the Caribbean island of Guadaloupe, which was a stronghold for French privateers during the French and Indian Wars. These were struck in both copper and silver, with the silver pieces being significantly rarer. An NGC photo-certificate accompanies this lot.
    From The Fort Necessity Collection of Betts Medals.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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