1758 Louisbourg Captured Medal

Approximate Current Value: $

Diameter: 39.5 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: NA
Metal: Brass
I Own 1758 Betts Intercolonial Wars Medals (1745-1763)

History, Information, and Value of 1758 Louisbourg Captured Medal

Value of 1758 Louisbourg Captured Medal

During the French and Indian War, the British attacked the Louisbourg Harbor and defeated the French. These rare, but poorly designed medals celebrate the second attack and British win. Obverse features Admiral Boscawen, the commander of the fleet, facing to the right wearing armor and his hair tied back. The legend reads, “Admiral Boscawen took Cape Breton”. The reverse displays an image of the battle featuring five ships shooting at the city on the hill. A cannon ball appears to be hitting the tall tower in the city. The legend reads, “Louisbourg” and in exergue, “July 26, 1758”.

The obverse and reverse text read as follows: Adml Boscawen Took Cape Breton | and | Louisbourg; Jul 26, 1758.