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    1783 Peace of Versailles, XF
    Betts-608, White Metal With Copper Plug

    Betts-608. Eimer-803. 1783 Peace of Versailles. White Metal, with copper plug. XF. 45.5 mm, 32.5 gm. Signed on the obverse by Johann Leonhard Oexlein. The upper obverse includes the legend, LIBERTAS AMERICANA (American Liberty). A depiction of Louis XVI wearing royal robes appears on the obverse. He is seated on his throne, facing right, and is pointing with his left hand to a shield with thirteen bars. A woman representing Liberty hung the shield on a column surmounted by a free hat. The text on the upper reverse translates as, "By common consent." Pallas is standing and is holding a ribbon connecting the shields of France, Great Britain, Spain, and Holland. Areas of luster remain on this medal exhibiting scattered marks. Wear is present on the high points, but the piece retains a pleasing level of design detail.
    From The Skyler Liechty Collection.


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