1783 Peace of Versailles Medal. Betts-612. Silver, 41.9 mm. AU-58+ (PCGS).Another version of Frances official medal marking the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this one with a different obverse die and variant portrait of King Louis XVI. Nice lustrous golden gray with attractive and subtle toning highlights. Some light evidence of handling is seen, most notable in the right reverse field. Trivial hairlines do nothing to diminish the visual appeal or excellent look of originality. This is a very pretty example of a scarce and historically important medal, seen more often in copper but not seen very often in either format.<p><p>Interestingly, both LaRiviere and Fords examples of Betts-612 in silver were well worn and graded VF at the time of those sales. This one is far nicer.PCGS# 596794.<strong>To view supplemental information and all items from the Sydney F. Martin Collection, click<a href="https://stacksbowers.com/sydney-f-martin-collection/"target=’_blank’> here.</a></strong>.From the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Earlier ex Paul Bosco, January 2017.