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    1763 Betts-445 Sweet Peace Medal

    Betts-445. 1763 Sweet Peace Concluded. Bronze. Choice Mint State. Rich deep chocolate brown with some light surface haze and attractive old toning. A magnificent, original medal, with warm luster and suggestions of reflectivity. No marks or striking flaws are seen. A rarity in the series, featuring a fascinating allegory by Holtzhey on the obverse that depicts the European combatants gathering at a temple. SVVM CVIQVE is seen on one of the steps, meaning "to each their own," a reference to the swapping of lands that occurred after the war. This Dutch produced medal is one of the rarer entries among the Betts-listed 1763 treaty medals. LaRiviere lacked it entirely; Ford owned it only in silver, a piece he did not acquire until 1985, fairly late in his pursuit of the series. 49.0 mm, 709.3 grains
    Ex: Leonard Finn (12/1983).
    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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