Undated (ca. 1775) George III "American Independence" Medal. Bronze. 40.1 mm. By Lewis Pingo. Betts-Unlisted, Eimer-764A, BHM-265, Pingo-54. Plain Edge. Very Choice About Uncirculated.Sharply struck with a smooth satin texture and pleasing dark mahogany patina. Just a touch of wear evident on the highest parts of the standing figure of Liberty, which dominates the reverse. This type was executed by Lewis Pingo and first exhibited in London in 1775, which means that its production just predates the American Revolution. It does, however, have an American connection since examples were later collected as a commemorative of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, though which the American colonies secured their independence from Great Britain. Other researchers, including British cataloger Lawrence Brown, also associate this medal with King George IIIs reception of John Adams as the first ambassador of the United States on June 1, 1785. In either case, the type has long been popular with collectors on both sides of the Atlantic.<p>From Early American History Auctions, Inc.s Mail Bid Auction of August 2017, lot 189. Lot tag included.