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    1720 John Law, VF
    Betts-115, Silver

    Betts-115. 1720 John Law. Silver. VF. 25.7 mm, 8.4 gm. Unsigned. A smaller medal, the obverse features a man lying dead on the ground holding letters of exchange in one of his hands and a caduceus in his other. The accompanying motto is, "Credit is as dead as a rat." The central device on the reverse is of a half-length figure of John Law wearing a cocked hat with his back toward the observer. He is positioned between the words "visible" and "invisible." The motto on that side reads, "Bankruptcy is the fashion." Areas of gold, rose, and faint green toning are present on this example displaying wear on the high points. A few scattered, minor marks pose no distraction.
    Purchased from Ted Craige.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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