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    Probably Unique, and Exceptional Grade, May 8, 1740 Redated March 14, 1744/5 Shilling-The Newman Plate Note

    Colony of Connecticut May 8, 1740 Redated March 14, 1744/5 One Shilling Fr. CT-49d. PCGS Extremely Fine 40.
    An exceedingly rare, superbly preserved, early Connecticut note. This lowest denomination is a miracle of survival since most were redeemed or exchanged for later notes. The May 8, 1740 note plates were redated four times. Printed from the "lesser" denomination plate on laid paper by Timothy Green. The format is horizontal as opposed to "tall," like most of the early New England bills of credit. A fancy cartouche in the center encloses the obligations and denomination along the top, with double-line bordering at the ends and top, and emblem with motto at the lower left. Boldly signed by the three committee members: George Wyllys, William Pitkin, and Nath. Stanly. On the typeset reverse, the obligation is surrounded by ornamental bordering. The issue was not present in the Boyd collection. This superb example is the plate note in the Newman reference (fifth edition, page 101), and it is difficult to imagine a finer example from the series existing. It is probably unique; we have not recorded another example from the series or type. An extraordinary opportunity to obtain exceptional pedigree, grade, and the utmost rarity.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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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