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Popular 1782 Dutch-American Treaty of Commerce Medal. Betts-605.

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SKU: 40012003

$2,350.00

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1782 Treaty of Commerce between the Netherlands and United States medal. Silver, 33 mm. Betts-605. Choice About Uncirculated. Issued at the same time and for the same event as the larger Betts-604, this medal likewise marks the Dutch-American Treaty of Commerce that John Adams saw through to completion. To mark his role in the treaty's passage, he was sent a specimen of either Betts-604 or Betts-605 by the medal's engraver, Johann Georg Holtzhey as documented in his thank you note to Hotlzhey  and a letter home to his wife Abigail. Holzhey's medallic offerings compare artistically with the finest work coming from France during this era, and they have held up beautifully over the centuries. This example retains its highly relective surfaces, now toned with light blue and some dusky gray highlights. Some light hairlines are noted, typical of these non-numismatically distributed medals, but only a very minor old nick above the prancing rooster (symbolic of France) on the reverse requires mention. The rims are nice and the detail is bold. This would make a fine addition to any collection of medals focusing on the American Revolution and its immediate aftermath.

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Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 40012003

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Details

1782 Treaty of Commerce between the Netherlands and United States medal. Silver, 33 mm. Betts-605. Choice About Uncirculated. Issued at the same time and for the same event as the larger Betts-604, this medal likewise marks the Dutch-American Treaty of Commerce that John Adams saw through to completion. To mark his role in the treaty's passage, he was sent a specimen of either Betts-604 or Betts-605 by the medal's engraver, Johann Georg Holtzhey as documented in his thank you note to Hotlzhey  and a letter home to his wife Abigail. Holzhey's medallic offerings compare artistically with the finest work coming from France during this era, and they have held up beautifully over the centuries. This example retains its highly relective surfaces, now toned with light blue and some dusky gray highlights. Some light hairlines are noted, typical of these non-numismatically distributed medals, but only a very minor old nick above the prancing rooster (symbolic of France) on the reverse requires mention. The rims are nice and the detail is bold. This would make a fine addition to any collection of medals focusing on the American Revolution and its immediate aftermath.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type Business
Circulated/Uncirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 40012003

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