DescriptionContinental Currency April 11, 1778 $5 Yorktown Issue Fr. CC-72. PCGS Extremely Fine 40.
The April 11, 1778 Resolution "at York-town" series is the rarest overall in the Continental Currency genre. This is a genuine example and attractive for type. The emblem shows the hand gathering food while bleeding from thorn pricks. The motto is SUSTINE VEL ABSTINE (Either survive or give up). This example has complete margins, is well printed for the issue, and has strong signatures.
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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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