Undated (ca. 1727) George II British-Indian Trade Medal. Jamieson, Figure 5, Betts-167. Brass. Genuine--Mount Removed (PCGS).24 mm. 91.1 grains. Not graded by PCGS, but authenticated by them. Very Good or so. Dark brown on the obverse, worn and fairly granular from ground exposure. The reverse is far more even and attractive, with good detail over finely granular surfaces. This piece shows the kind of friction a medal would receive if it was worn with the reverse side displayed and the obverse rubbing against a textured surface for years. A very fine planchet crack is noted around 7 oclock on the obverse. The original mount has broken off, as typical with this type. <p><p>These small base metal medals were distributed as trinkets by British traders in the American interior; the best known finds of this and the related larger type are from Pennsylvania and New York, but undoubtedly their usage spanned to the Ohio River Valley and the Great Lakes. An important numismatic artifact from the 18th-century frontier.<p><p>.