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    1670 British Colonization Medal
    Betts-44, Gold

    Betts-44. 1670 British Colonization. Gold. VF. 41.6 mm, 57.6 gm, specific gravity 18.58 (96.3% gold). By Charles Roettier. Conjoined busts r. of Charles II and bride Catherine of Braganza r. Reverse World globe displaying much of the Western hemisphere along with Europe, Africa, and Asia, with Latin legend DIFFVSVS · IN · ORBE · BRITANNVS · 1670 ·, the Briton is Dispersed throughout the Globe. The marriage of Charles II and Catherine was destined for conflict due to her steadfast, deep adherence to the Catholic faith, which made her a constant target in England, where the Anglican church barred the participation of Catholics.
    Warm honey-gold surfaces bear a few marks. The edge is somewhat rough and shows a couple of rim bumps. This is a significant rarity in the entire Betts medal field, worthy of the most careful examination. Decades may pass before another gold example appears at auction.
    Ex: Dr. Paul Patterson; Leonard Finn (12/1983).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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

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    January, 2013
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