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    1782 Holland Declares Free America, XF
    Betts-607, Silver

    Betts-607. 1782 Holland Declares Free America. Silver. XF. 34.2 mm, 12.4 gm. Obverse signed by J.M. Lageman. A citizen of Amsterdam, Lageman earned his living through a variety of means, including toy manufacture and sales, gold and silver dealer, engraver of cards, and engraver and die-sinker of numerous medals. The Dutch on the obverse of this piece translates as, "Netherlands declares America free." A classically dressed woman appears on the obverse with a pole and cap along with a caduceus and other items. The reverse features a wharf scene with a dock, barrels, and ship. A staff is also present, displaying the flags of Holland and the United States. The text translates as, "The universal desire." Rich charcoal-gray toning provides this piece with a lovely appearance. Closer examination reveals areas of peach and light green color. There are no mentionable marks on this attractive example.
    From The Skyler Liechty Collection.


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