GREAT BRITAIN 1759 British Victories Copper Medal Leroux 861




Collections: Canada Medals, Medals, World Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



GREAT BRITAIN 1759 British Victories (MI 708/444, Leroux 861 McLachlan-129, Betts-418, Breton-49, Eimer-677. 43.5mm Copper Medal 37.4 grams. (Unsigned, but speculated by Christopher Eimer to be J. Kirk) 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.