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    Silver Quebec Taken Medal, Betts-421
    WILLIAM PITT ADMINISTRING Edge

    Betts-421. 1759 Quebec Taken. Silver. WILLIAM PITT ADMINISTRING edge. Extremely Fine. Reflective fields are toned to a deep slate gray, contrasting with lighter devices. Some hairlines apparent on both sides from a light polishing long ago. Some minor marks, a few little rim flaws, still a very handsome piece. Of the four (!) silver Quebec Taken medals in the Ford collection, only one had this edge. Eimer attributes this inscription to Thomas Hollis, a pioneering contemporary collector and philosopher who died in 1774. 40.0 mm, 424.3 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.


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

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    January, 2012
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