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    1683 Betts-64 Dutch West India Company
    Groningen and Ommeland, AU58

    Betts-64. 1683 Dutch West India Company, Chamber of Groningen and Ommeland. Silver. AU58 PCGS. Monogram of the Geoctroyeerde West Indische Compagnie in a circle of the directors' family Arms. The reverse shows Elmina with Forts Santiago and Saint George on the Gold Coast of Africa, today's Ghana, that soon became a fulcrum or pivot of the ever-growing African slave trade that populated Brazil with slaves. Delicate bluish-steel toning enhances the eye appeal of this mostly lustrous light silver-gray medal. Well struck with full obverse and reverse border details. 45.9 mm, 32.3 grams. (Est. $10,000-$12,000).

    Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000.

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

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    February, 2017
    16th-19th Thursday-Sunday
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