1690 Quebec Preserved Medal

Approximate Current Value: $

Diameter: 41.2 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: 38.3 grams
Metal: Bronze
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History, Information, and Value of 1690 Quebec Preserved Medal

Value of 1690 Quebec Preserved Medal

In 1690, the French bested the English at the Battle of Quebec and gained the city itself. This medal commemorated the French victory. Obverse, a mature Louis XIV face to the right, his hair full and flowing down his back. “Louis XIV, the Most Christian King” circles his head, followed by a small star. There is no artist signature on this medal. The crowned Quebec City goddess sits on a rock, along with a beaver, a royal French shield, and a captured British banner, indicated the French victory. In the water at her right is the St. Laurence, the river god, watching in amazement. Encircling the medal is the boastful, “French victorious in the New World; Quebec liberated, 1690.”