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    1690 Quebec Preserved Medal
    Betts-72, Bronze Restrike

    Betts-72. 1690 Quebec Preserved. Bronze restrike. XF. 41.3 mm x 3.8 mm thick, 33.4 gm, squared edge. Well-proportioned bust signed DOLLIN. F. Reverse of preceding medals. An example of a demonstrably later strike, the edge bearing privy mark Bee CUIVRE (copper, struck 1860-1878). The Paris Mint introduced such marks in the 1830s and has used the Cornucopia mark since 1879. The Mint regards such pieces as "continuing strikes" rather than restrikes.
    Purchased at Torex (Jeffrey Hoare Auctions, 1995), lot 1270.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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