1720 John Law Medal

Approximate Current Value: $

Diameter: 21.0 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: 7.16 grams
Metal: Silver
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History, Information, and Value of 1720 John Law Medal

Value of 1720 John Law Medal

John Law, a promoter of questionable speculative enterprises in the Americans for the French, is negatively depicted in this medal. Obverse displays an image of Law wearing a cocked hat, embroidered coat, and the badge of St. Espirit. His right hand holds a stack of billets. Around his figure states, “Mons. de Laws, Count of Tanckerville, Adviser of the King in all his Counsels, Superintendent and Comptroller General of the Finances of the Kingdom of France.” Reverse is written, “Sunday, by the notes of the Bank we empty all the purses. Monday, we buy our shares; Tuesday, we are millionaires; Wednesday, we arrange our m_nage; Thursday, we start our equipage; Friday, we go to the ball, and Saturday, we go to the Hospital, i.e., the Poorhouse.”