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    1759 Guadeloupe Surrenders Medal in Silver, Betts-417

    Betts-417. 1759 Guadeloupe Surrenders. Silver. Choice About Uncirculated. Lively pastel blue and violet highlights over exemplary medium silver gray toning. Flash and reflective on both sides. Some light hairlines and evidence of handling, but very nice overall quality. Collaring mark at 3:00 relative to the obverse, same position as the Betts-414 above. Some die spalling (i.e. "rust," a misnomer) seen atop the reverse. Very elusive in silver; Eimer calls it "rare." 39.7 mm, 411.6 grains.
    Ex: Jim King (8/2000).
    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
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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