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    1762 Peace of Europe Silver Medal, Betts-442

    Betts-442. 1762 Peace of Europe. Silver. Dies by Johann G. Holtzhey. Extremely Fine. Delicately and attractively toned over medium gray surfaces. Nicely reflective despite some apparent polishing long ago, leaving the devices a little glossy and tracking some hairlines onto the fields. Good rims, boldly rendered designs, no bad marks or flaws. Accomplished in the Netherlands, a noncombatant in this struggle, this medal is commercial in nature, expressing the desire that a peace can be settled upon so business can resume. The standing Indian is a common contemporary allegory for America. 45.0 mm, 421.8 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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