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    1772 Captain Cook, VF
    Betts-552, Silver With Hanger

    Betts-552. 1772 Captain Cook. Silver, hanger. VF. 44.1 mm, 43.9 gm. Obverse signed by Barnet. A laureate head of King George III facing right appears on the obverse of this piece along with the text, GEORGE III KING OF GR. BRITAIN FRANCE AND IRELAND ETC. The reverse design includes intricate vignettes of Cook's ships Resolution and Adventure at sea, with their names listed above. The legend in exergue reads, SAILED FROM ENGLAND MARCH M DCC LXXII. The hanger on this piece, located just to the right of 12 o'clock, covers portions of the legends on both sides. Light blue, peach, and faint gold toning is present. Aside from a hair thin mark on the right portion of the reverse, none of the abrasions are worthy of mention.
    Purchased from Paul Patterson (6/1986).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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