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    1739 Porto Bello Medal
    Adams PBvi 5-E, AU Details

    1739 Admiral Vernon Medal, Porto Bello, -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. AU. Betts-221, Adams PBvi 5-E, R.5.
    The light golden-brown surfaces of this medal displaying faint wear are peppered with dark spots, though the strength of the design elements and the overall attractive color diminish their visual effect. The obverse design includes a cannon to the left of the full-length representation of Vernon, while a ship appears to the right. The date is tiny on the reverse, a characteristic of this variety. A few minor rim disturbances are present.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
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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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