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Betts-608 variety, struck in white metal with a small copper plug (as made, and as seen on all genuine examples). 

Sometimes referred to as the ‘French Libertas Americana Medal’, this piece is the same size as the American equivalent with the same famous LIBERTAS AMERICANA legend, but with a different design. 

The obverse depicts Louis XVI pointing to a shield bearing America’s 13 bars hung by Liberty on a pillar, while the reverse shows Athena holding a spear growing into an olive tree and a ribbon linking the Arms of France, Britain, Spain, and Holland.

The Peace of Versailles ending the Revolutionary War was signed on September 3, 1783. 

The medal itself is fresh, original pewter color with impressive original flash in the devices and is very impressive in hand.


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