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George I Indian Trade Medal

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Type Medal
Title George I Indian Trade Medal
Country United States
Side obverse
Composition gilt brass
Diameter 44x40 mm
Weight 19.0 gm
Description Alan V. Weinberg comments: c. 1714-1727. Betts 165. Jamieson 2-D. With loop for suspension. Engraved by "TC" (signed truncation of bust on obverse). Full mint state, never been buried, full gilt with a trifle gilt worn off the highest relief points of the uniquely constructed integral suspension loop. Two extremely light file test marks on the rim to make sure it isn't gold, but revealing a "pink" metal beneath the gilt. And the lightest, almost imperceptible very faint "reeding marks" around some of the rim which appear to befile marks to finish the planchet, beneath the gilt. It seems they would be file marks rather than reeding as they cover perhaps only 1/3rd the circumferance. Note: For comparison see: Lots 1131-32 and 1135, Bowers & Merena 's Frederick Taylor auction, 1987. Taylor 1135 is mis-attributed as Jamieson 1-D; it's 2-D. Stack's Americana Sale, John Adams IPM coll'n Jan 12, 2009 lot 5026 a Jamieson 2-C AU without integral loop , much gilt at $41,400 to A. Terranova for client. ANS' The Medal in America, 1987 - The IPM of King George I.

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