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    1783 Treaty of Versailles, XF
    Betts-Unlisted, Silver

    Betts-Unlisted. 1783 Treaty of Versailles. Silver. XF. 30.2 mm, 10.9 gm. Obverse signed by Nicolas Marie Gatteaux. The obverse of this piece with a portrait of Louis XVI bears a resemblance to another Treaty of Versailles medal, Betts-611, also the work of Gatteaux. However, the manner of his dress varies. The reverse of this piece features a wreath, with the text, LIBERTE / DES MERE with a double line beneath and PAIX DE / 1783, commemorating the freedom of the seas. The piece exhibits a strong strike. Though scattered marks are present, they are minor in nature on this attractive medal.
    From The Skyler Liechty Collection.


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