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    Betts-620. 1786 Benjamin Franklin Natus Boston. Original Strike. Bronze. MS65 Brown. 46 mm, 44.7 gm. Signed on both sides by famed engraver Augustin Dupré, who also engraved the Libertas Americana medals. Among the finest known of the original Benjamin Franklin Natus Boston strikings, this Gem displays golden-brown and chocolate-brown hues. The strike is intricate, with the details of Franklin's hair, coat, and the wreath on the reverse exhibiting a strong level of design detail. This offering presents an outstanding opportunity for collectors of Betts medals, Franklin pieces, and Revolutionary War-era material.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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