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Lot 2816    SESSION 11 (9.30AM THURSDAY 30TH MARCH)    Australian Historical Medals

Estimate $4,000
SOLD $6,000

GEORGE III, Resolution and Adventure medal, 1772 in platina (brass) (42.5mm) by J.Westwood for Matthew Boulton for Sir Joseph Banks, struck from the first (or cracked) reverse die, B.F on truncation (Boulton fecit) (MH.373; BHM.165; Eimer 744). Struck with coinage die axis (180 degrees upset), considerable smooth patina, some surface marks and edge bumps, otherwise very fine and rare.

Ex Wal Shannon Collection.

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