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    Unlisted 1759 British Commanders Medal

    Betts-unlisted. Reverse of Betts-425. 1759 British Commanders. Pinchbeck. Very Fine. Coin turn. Smooth and glossy chocolate brown. Some minor surface film, no significant problems for the grade. The obverse die is buckled at center, which may have led to its early death and the rarity of this medal. Unknown to Betts, though Ford owned two examples. LaRiviere lacked this variety. If Betts is ever rewritten, this has as much claim to a number in the series as Betts-425 does. 46.2 mm, 308.8 grains.
    Ex: Richard Margolis (12/1987).
    From The John W. Adams Collection of French and Indian War Medals.
    Seller is donating a portion of their proceeds, and Heritage is donating the same portion of the Buyer's Premium, from the sale of this lot to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. See page 3 for details.


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