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    1739 Porto Bello Medal
    Adams PBv 42-RR, AU55

    1739 Admiral Vernon Medal, Porto Bello, AU55 NGC. Betts-198, Adams PBv 42-RR, R.5.
    Areas of golden color and luster on both sides add to the eye appeal this Choice AU piece possesses. Although light wear is present, the majority of the design elements exhibit full definition. A tiny pit appears adjacent to the die crack at the upper obverse and is one of the characteristics of this variety, with a pit also located above the middle of the date on the reverse. The surfaces reveal other areas of minuscule granularity as well, primarily on the obverse.
    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: 8
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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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