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1783 Peace of Versailles Betts Medal The Other Libertas Americana MDCCLXXXIII (1783) Peace of Versai

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1783 Peace of Versailles Betts Medal The Other Libertas Americana MDCCLXXXIII (1783) Peace of Versai
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1783 Peace of Versailles Betts Medal
The Other Libertas Americana MDCCLXXXIII (1783) Peace of Versailles-Libertas Americana Medal. Betts-608. Tin. MS-61 NGC. 45.6 mm. Obv: LIBERTAS AMERICANA arcs above a central scene, king of France on left, seated and pointing to oval shield of 13 stripes on a monument, America as Liberty reaches for the shield, date in Roman Numerals in exergue. Rev: standing Pallas Athena with spear turning into olive tree, left hand holding ribbons connecting four shields, France, Britain, Spain, and Holland – with a fifth shield laying on the ground, COMMVNI CONSENSV (by common consent) arcs above. This boldly struck specimen offers a study in silver and gray toning. The design high points tend toward pewter-gray, while the fields are a dusky silver hue. A copper plug in the planchet appears as a toning spot above DC in the Roman Numeral on the obverse, and through to the grounded shield on the reverse. (Both examples of B-608 in the Ford Collection showed the copper plugs, but in different locations on each specimen.) The Peace of Versailles ending the American Revolution was signed in France on September 3, 1783.