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    (1599) Victories of the Argo, Copper, AU55 PCGS Secure. Betts-20. Admiral Van der Does of Holland is commemorated on this variety, which compares the exploits of his fleet against the Spanish with the conquests of Greek mythological hero Jason. Betts translates the legends as "see what [heroes] the second Argo carries" and "thus the Fates who know not how to yield." The unmarked lavender-red surfaces display light high-point wear. The strike shows minor softness near 12 o'clock on the obverse and 2 o'clock on the reverse.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    December, 2018
    13th-14th Thursday-Friday
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