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    Famous Libertas Americana Medal, Betts-615
    Struck in Copper, MS64 Brown
    Symbol of American Liberty

    (1781) MEDAL Libertas Americana in Copper MS64 Brown PCGS. Betts-615. A famous and historic Paris Mint medal issue that later inspired the Liberty Cap types of the half cent and cent. Struck in 1783, but dated 1776, 1777, and 1781, the final date representing the Battle of Yorktown. This satiny near-Gem has consistent light chocolate-brown toning, and the strike is unimprovable. A loupe reveals a few delicate hair-thin field marks, in addition to a faint patch of hairlines beneath the M in AMERICA. At 47.7 mm, the present medal is too large in diameter to fit within a standard PCGS holder. However, the PCGS grading insert is included in the lot, along with a photo certificate from PCGS. The medal and certificate are housed within a custom-designed white Capital-style holder.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    28th-31st Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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