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Lot 30434

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30434
Grade 64
Service NGC
Description 1779 Lt. Col. Fran�ois-Louis Teiss�dre DeFleury Medal. Julian-MI-4. MS64 Brown NGC. Bronzed copper, 46 mm. Although a French noblemen, DeFleury served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and fought in a number of battles, becoming wounded at Germantown. While in Valley Forge, George Washington appointed him as the assistant to Von Steuben. The obverse legend in the exergue on this medal refers to DeFleury being the first to enter the British bastion during the battle at Stony Point. After his service in America, he returned to the French army. A handsome near-Gem specimen, this medal displays a sharp strike and largely uniform chocolate-brown coloration, with a few hints of red-brown adding to the strong eye appeal this piece possesses. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $41,125.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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