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    Choice Georgia 1776 5 Shillings Crown

    Georgia 1776 Sterling Denominations 5 Shillings Crown Fr. GA-66b. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent.
    The larger format style shows the Sterling denomination printed on each end. A crown vignette (a motif that was objectionable and considered unpatriotic at the onset of war) appears at the lower right within a cartouche of type ornaments and the denomination. This design was replaced with the blue seal. Border variety (s). This larger format type has three signatures: Gibbons, Telfair, and Wade. High-grade examples of this type are next to impossible to obtain. Broadly margined on all sides. Grading notes only "Minor Mounting Remnants on the Back," but otherwise this is splendid. Exemplary for the denomination and underrated in this state of preservation.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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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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