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1550409
155, Lot: 409. Estimate $200.
Sold for $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

UNITED STATES. Franklin Natus Boston. Æ 46mm medal. Electrotype?Bare headed bust left, BENJ. FRANKLIN NATUS BOSTON. XVII JAN. around; MDCCVI below / Legend in wreath. Signed by Aug. Dupre. Dated 1786. In early 20th century gilt leather case. No markings on edge that would imply a restrike, but many small raised spots of metal on obverse and reverse, and areas on the edge that are strong evidence of an electrotype. EF, top of case separated from box.