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Choice Betts-573 Treaty of Armed Neutrality Medal

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1781 Treaty of Armed Neutrality medal. Silver, 31.4 mm. Betts-573. Choice About Uncirculated. A beautiful specimen of this Dutch medal from the era of the American Revolution, struck to mark the Dutch participation in the 1780 League of Armed Neutrality. The first members of the League were Russia, Denmark, and Sweden; each of these nations are recognized by the three shields hanging from the pillar on the right side of the obverse, while the Dutch shield is to the left of the standing sailor. The surfaces show gorgeous old toning, rich blue and gold over lustrous and somewhat reflective fields. The devices show the usual double striking. A couple of lint marks are seen on the leftt side of the obverse, one little scratch in the lower left obverse field. The League was formed to check the power of the British Navy, which had empowered its ships and its privateers to attack any country that continued to trade with the United States or France. The reverse legend is a rhyming couplet in Dutch, translated in Betts as "The merchant trade provoked by British arrogance, binds a neutral hat around the free hat of the Netherlands." For whatever reason, this medal is rarely found pretty, but this example is a certain exception.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 12103

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1781 Treaty of Armed Neutrality medal. Silver, 31.4 mm. Betts-573. Choice About Uncirculated. A beautiful specimen of this Dutch medal from the era of the American Revolution, struck to mark the Dutch participation in the 1780 League of Armed Neutrality. The first members of the League were Russia, Denmark, and Sweden; each of these nations are recognized by the three shields hanging from the pillar on the right side of the obverse, while the Dutch shield is to the left of the standing sailor. The surfaces show gorgeous old toning, rich blue and gold over lustrous and somewhat reflective fields. The devices show the usual double striking. A couple of lint marks are seen on the leftt side of the obverse, one little scratch in the lower left obverse field. The League was formed to check the power of the British Navy, which had empowered its ships and its privateers to attack any country that continued to trade with the United States or France. The reverse legend is a rhyming couplet in Dutch, translated in Betts as "The merchant trade provoked by British arrogance, binds a neutral hat around the free hat of the Netherlands." For whatever reason, this medal is rarely found pretty, but this example is a certain exception.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 12103

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