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    High Grade May 10, 1775 $2 Note

    Continental Currency May 10, 1775 $2 Fr. CC-2. PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ.
    The Continental Currency series, with 102 different type notes, has enjoyed great popularity during the past few years. These notes are quite interesting as circulating governmental obligations issued by Congress. Later in the Revolutionary War, their rapid depreciation rendered them essentially worthless: hence the expression "Not worth a Continental." When this currency became repudiated debt after the war, the populace who suffered losses had such disdain for paper money that the Federal government did not issue circulating on demand obligation paper money until it became necessary at the onset of the Civil War. The formation of a high quality 102-note typeset includes several rarer series and some sleeper types. The low denominations from this initial Continental date are rare in high grades, and this is one of the finest examples we have seen. Margins are complete on both sides, and the face-to-back registration is perfect. The eye appeal is splendid.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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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