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    1741 Cartagena Medal
    Adams CAv 4-E, AU Details

    1741 Admiral Vernon Medal, Cartagena, -- Holed -- NGC Details. AU. Betts-333, Adams CAv 4-E, R.5.
    The obverse legend on this variety is a phrase that originated in a letter Julius Caesar wrote to the Roman Senate, "I came, I saw, I conquered." Though this example is holed, the circular area is slightly right of the portrait and only affects a tiny fraction of Vernon's hair and impacts the bottom ship on the reverse only slightly. A tiny pie-shaped portion is missing from the medal near 12 o'clock. This desirable, lightly handled example exhibits a strong level of detail along with hues of tan and brown.
    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
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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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