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    1758 and 1759 Victories Medal in Silver, Betts-419

    Betts-419. Victories of 1758 and 1759. Silver. Choice About Uncirculated. Beautiful old variegated toning over frosty light silver gray surfaces. An absolutely choice example, with ideal color and overall quality. The 1759 side shows a network of fine, spidery die cracks among the outer legends, while the area closer to the supporters shows some lintmarks; one aspect is raised, the latter incuse, making for interesting study under a glass. The 1758 shows some similar die cracks and lint marks, including a long curly lintmark atop Justice's scale. Clearly the dies had just been prepared for striking before this example was coined, and the effort resulted in a truly beautiful example. This muling, clearly struck after Betts-418, offers more souvenir bang-for-the-buck than either Betts-417 or Betts-418, as medal consumers in 1760 were probably, like consumers today, pretty well set on portraits of George II. Very scarce in silver, a potential collection highlight. 44.2 mm, 477.8 grains.
    Ex: Dr. Albert Ouellet, via Doug Robbins, April 1984.
    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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