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    1770 Rev. George Whitefield, VG
    Betts-526 Variant, Bronze

    Betts-526 variant. 1770 Rev. George Whitefield. Bronze. VG. 37.9 mm, 20.7 gm. Unsigned. A well-handled piece, this medal varies from Betts-526 due to the substitution of the word TRUE instead of GOOD on the reverse, the absence of a figure of Faith, and other differences in the text on the lower portion. A bust of Rev. George Whitefield facing almost full-face appears on the center of the obverse. The text on the reverse reads, AN ISRAELITE INDEED, A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST" and "DIED 30 SEP 1770. IN y 56 YEAR OF HIS AGE." The portrait on this piece reveals a significant degree of wear along with the reverse center.
    Purchased at the 1996 ANA Convention.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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

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