1783 Treaty of Paris Medal. White Metal, with Copper Plug. 43 mm. Betts-610, Eimer-804, BHM-255, Van Loon-592. Extremely Fine.Lightly worn with wispy handling marks scattered about, yet still boldly defined with ample luster remaining. The tiny copper plug, used as an electrolyte in this medal, has done its job over the centuries preventing the tin pest oxidation so prevalent for medals of this composition. One of the most famous medals celebrating the Treaty of Paris, signed by representatives of Great Britains King George III and the United States on September 3, 1783 to end the American Revolutionary War. The Dutch government presented a tin impression to John Adams in 1787, which later found its way into the Massachusetts Historical Society collection.From Heritages sale of the Skyler Liechty Collection, January 2014 FUN Signature Auction, lot 3185. Lot tag included.