Betts-562, Breen-1140, W-1735 variety, struck in Pewter with No Wreath. Considered to be High Rarity-7 with just 4 known.
And this is the finest known example, with lovely, lustrous silvery gray surfaces and just some light rub on the high points of the design.
Ex Heritage’s January 2014 sale of the John W. Adams Collection of Betts Medals, lot #3110 where it realized $28,850; earlier Stack’s December 1983 sale of the Roper Collection as noted, lot 173; earlier Lester Merkin’s March 1968 sale, lot 2.
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