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    One of the Finest Known Delaware Franklin and Hall Notes

    Colony of Delaware June 1, 1759 20 Shillings Fr. DE-68. PCGS About New 53 Apparent.
    Franklin and Hall-imprinted notes have interested Colonial Currency collectors for well over a century. This is one of the finest known B. FRANKLIN and D. HALL Delaware notes known. The vast majority of these notes from Delaware, from all series and denominations, are Good with splitting or even of lesser quality. Most are damaged in some manner. This example is crisp as a board, never creased, and devoid of any splits. The details on the front are sharp, and the signatures of Armstrong, Hall, and Barns are as clear and bold as the day pen was put to paper. On the back, the nature print is completely distinct; the lion vignette is highly detailed, from tail to mane, and the animal's facial features are remarkably well illustrated and expressive. Grading notes some "Small Stains," which are minor issues considering the About New 53 condition. There is only one example that exceeds this note: the Boyd Collection note (cf. Ford Part III: lot 732), uncirculated (PCGS New 62PPQ) and with pristine surfaces. That note sold in the Stack's Bowers 2011 ANA auction for $12,650. This example is in exceptional grade and provides an important opportunity to obtain an elite Newman Collection note from the popular Franklin and Hall-imprinted series.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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