Louisburg Captured Medal

Approximate Current Value: $

Diameter: 41.0 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: NA
Metal: Brass
I Own 1758 Betts Intercolonial Wars Medals (1745-1763)

History, Information, and Value of 1758 Louisburg Captured Medal

Value of 1758 Louisburg 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 victory. 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. The legend reads, “Louisbourg” and in exergue, “July 26, 1758”.