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    1782 Holland Commerce, Mint State
    Betts-604, Silver

    Betts-604. 1782 Holland Commerce. Silver. Mint State. 45.1 mm, 28.5 gm. Signed by Johann Georg Holtzhey. Beautifully designed, this medal represents the Treaty of Commerce between Holland and the United States, signed at The Hague October 7, 1782. A personification of Fame, seated in clouds with shields representing Holland and America, appears on the obverse. A monument, including the shield of Amsterdam, is present on the reverse. Mercury is seen flying through the air. A cock standing nearby on an anchor represents France. Water and several ships appear in the background. The surfaces of this piece reveal areas of rich toning. Among the colors present are copper, green, and pink. Hairlines appear, particularly on the obverse, along with scattered marks.
    Ex: Stack's (1/2008), lot 7118.
    From The Skyler Liechty Collection.


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    January, 2014
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