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    1739 Fort Chagre Medal
    Adams FCv 5-D, Fine 15

    1739 Admiral Vernon Medal, Fort Chagre, Fine 15 NGC. Betts-275, Adams FCv 5-D, R.5.
    Adams and Chao note this variety lacks the skill of the four preceding varieties in their reference and further stated, "Nonetheless, the copyist had the gall to sign his initials 'I.W.'- or perhaps it was he who was being copied." The initials appear in the exergue on the reverse. A well-circulated example, this specimen exhibits rich chocolate-brown color on both sides. A crack, appearing near 3 o'clock on the obverse, is also visible on the reverse. Verdigris is present at the ship above the crack on the reverse.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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