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    Silver Victories of 1759 Medal, Betts-418

    Betts-418. Victories of 1759. Silver. About Uncirculated. Some reflectivity remains on pearlescent light silver gray surfaces, delicately but thoroughly toned on both sides. Light hairlines are seen, along with a very minor rim disturbance on the obverse at 10:30, but no bad marks or other flaws are seen. Some minor evidence of double striking is noted under a glass. A handsome example of this scarce silver medal, which marks seven major victories of 1759, including the three biggest on the North American continent (Niagara, Crown Point, and Quebec) in addition to Guadeloupe in the West Indies. 44.3 mm, 493.3 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
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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