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    1777 General Washington, VF
    Betts-544, Bronze

    Betts-544. 1777 General Washington. Bronze. VF. 40.2 mm, 22.7 gm. Unsigned. The central design on this circulated piece is the right-facing head of George Washington. The surrounding text reads, "Ge. WASHINGTON Er. GENERAL OF THE CONTIN'L ARMY IN AMERICA." The reverse design is reminiscent of images used later on Civil War tokens, featuring a cannon, mortar, balls, a drum, a trumpet and flags, all resting on the ground and surrounded above by a halo of rays. The tiny text along the outer edges translates as, "Washington combines by a singular union the talents of a warrior and the virtues of a philosopher." Brown and tan colors add to the eye appeal of this lovely piece. Portions of the reverse text exhibit an incomplete strike.
    From The Skyler Liechty Collection.


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