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    Rare and Iconic Rattlesnake-Themed $20 Maroon Seal

    Georgia 1776 Maroon Seal $20 Rattlesnake Fr. GA-77b. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    The 1776 Maroon Seal notes are also very distinctive and rarely obtainable in choice condition. Printed on four-subject sheets with $2, $4, $10, and $20 denominations. The $20 denomination features the Rattlesnake seal with the motto NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET. The $20 Rattlesnake seal note, like the $10 from the series, has a script GEORGIA in maroon on each end rather than the bordering used on the $2 and $4 notes. The snake is sharply defined and the printing contrast is beautiful. The note is fully original and for its technically assigned grade, perhaps conservatively evaluated compared to its stunning eye appeal. The five signatures are fluidly penned and balance with the rest of the note well. This example is superior to the Boyd core collection note (Ford Part X: Lot 4514), which had a split, toned color, and blurred signatures. That piece realized $9,200 in May 2005. This superb note is worthy of a surprising realization. Its combination of rarity, condition, and pedigree are a marvel.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    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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