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    1716 American Century Plant, VF-XF
    Betts-Unlisted, White Metal

    Betts-Unlisted. 1716 American Century Plant. White Metal. VF-XF, copper plug. 32.2 mm, 13.3 gm. Obverse signed by Georg Wilhelm Vestner (1677-1740), a medallist in Nuremberg. A right-facing bust of Empress Elizabeth Christina is present on the obverse. The reverse includes an engraving of a somewhat younger appearing agave plant than normally depicted. A small copper plug is present near bottom center and both sides reveal scattered tiny areas of pest.
    Ex: Fritz Rudolf Kunker Munzhandlung (6/2001), lot 112; John J. Ford, Jr. (Stack's, 1/2006), lot 824.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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