That's a very dangerous fake Kuban shield, easily the best out there, and one that fools a lot of collector and dealers alike. Without going into too many details, the main things that let it down are the poorly defined eagles head, differences in the size and definition of the date numbers, and incorrect letters, especially the wide topped "A" in Kuban.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
I go with Ned.
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