GREAT BRITAIN 1759 British Victories 43.5mm Copper* Medal 30.18 grams. Unsigned, but speculated by Christopher Eimer to be J. Kirk (MI 708/444, Leroux 861 McLachlan-129, Betts-418, Breton-49, Eimer-677) Uncirculated MS-62
Medal was graded by PCGS as MS-62, but it has been removed from the slab as it is important to be able to check the edge. Tag is included. https://www.pcgs.com/cert/45013149
*Copper version of this medal is considerably rarer than the brass
Celebrates four British victories in North America (Quebec, Niagara, Guadeloupe, Crown Point)
Obverse: Bust facing left, laureate and armoured GEORGIVS II REX
Reverse: Central shield with an inverted fleur-de-lis inscribed around garter PERFIDIA EVERSA; below, a ribbon inscribed W. PITT AUSP. GEO. II PR. MI. Around campaigns and their commanders: QUEBEC WOLFE MONCKN. TOWNSD. SEP 13 & 18 / CROWN POINT AMHERST AUG. 4 / LAGOS BOSCAWEN AUG. 19 / MINDEN FERDINAND AUG. 1. / GUADALOUPE BARING MOORE MAY/ 1 / NIAGARA JOHNSON JULY. 25 / HAWKE QUIBERON NOV. 20 / MDCCLIX D.
British, but due to the subject matter this medal is widely collected in both Canada and the United States.