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    1741 Cartagena Medal
    Adams CAv 5-F, AU Details

    1741 Admiral Vernon Medal, Cartagena, -- Holed -- NGC Details. AU. Betts-335, Adams CAv 5-F, R.6.
    The obverse background includes several churches on this variety. Lightly circulated, this specimen demonstrates a bold level of detail. Brown, red-brown, and golden-brown shades are present on the matte-like surfaces. A minuscule piece is missing from the edge as seen near 9 o'clock on the obverse. Though holed, the hole is tiny and affects only part of the HE in THE on the obverse, while appearing solely in the open area below the date on the reverse. A couple of small cracks are present in the lower left reverse field.
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    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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