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    Captain Cook Royal Society. Bronze. MS65 PCGS Secure. Betts-553, Eimer-780. Obverse signed by Lewis Pingo. Areas of original color remain on this well preserved and beautifully struck medal depicting Captain James Cook on the obverse, with the legend translating as, "James Cook, the most ardent explorer of the Ocean," according to Betts. The legend below the bust translates as, "The Royal Society, London, to their Fellow." The reverse features a representation of Fortune, standing left and holding a rudder in her right hand, which is resting upon a globe. The surfaces are virtually pristine, adding to the appeal of this wonderful piece. An uncertified example in Mint State realized $2,115 in our recent 2014 FUN Signature Sale.

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