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    1763 Messenger of Peace, AU58
    Betts-447, Gold, Exceedingly Rare

    Betts-447. 1763 Messenger of Peace, Treaty of Hubertusburg. Gold. AU58 NGC. One of only a few known examples of Betts-447 in gold, this near-Mint example retains fantastic eye appeal, with only minor wear present on the high points of the design. Reflectivity remains, particularly in the protected areas on this lovely yellow-gold piece. This ducat-sized medal was struck to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Hubertusburg, which ended the Seven Years War in Europe. At one time, John Ford owned both of the known examples, with this piece now adding to the count of known survivors. Very few of the hundreds of medals listed in Betts were struck in gold. This offering presents an outstanding opportunity for the advanced collector. An example graded MS60 sold as lot 3685 in our 2013 January FUN sale for $12,925 with the buyer's premium.

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    January, 2014
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