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Lot 30684

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30684
Grade 20
Service NGC
Description 1758 MEDAL Capture of Louisbourg VF20 NGC. Betts-409. Brass, 42.8 grains, 24 mm. A half-length bust of Admiral Edward Boscawen faces right within the legend ADMIRAL BOSCAWEN TOOK CAPE BRETON on the obverse. The reverse depicts the harbor with vessels and a castle to the left. LOUISBOURG is above, and JUL 26, 1758 is in exergue, below. Boscawen (1711-1761) was a well-known British Naval officer who distinguished himself in the North American theatre during the Seven Years' War (French and Indian War). Louisbourg was and is a community in present day Nova Scotia. Although lightly granular, this piece has pleasing cinnamon-brown patina. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $205.63. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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