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    Historically Important 1762 Georgia Native American Vignetted Type

    Province of Georgia 1762 5 Shillings Native American Fr. GA-40b. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent.
    All notes from this 1762 Georgia series are rare. They saw heavy circulation and lower-denomination notes, like the 5 shillings, were printed on the stiffer laid paper that often cracked or split quickly in commerce. This high-grade example is superior to the Boyd collection note, the Newman plate example, and nearly all others we have researched. It is a charming, uniface, typeset 5 shillings bill featuring the folk-art style Native American at lower right between FIVE and SHILLINGS. The figure, grounded by some hatching, is in black with white details for facial features, headdress, skirt, ribs, and musculature. His stance, with right arm bent and hand resting upon hip, and left arm slightly outstretched, appears welcoming rather than menacing. A wide variety of type ornaments comprise the border. The signatures of Clement Martin, James Read, and Alex Wylly are bold at the center; Powell's is perpendicular at the left, and Yonge's is perpendicular at the right. Despite noted "Edge Splits and Repairs," this is a bright, clean example. The laid paper is very natural and fresh when viewed from each side. Embossed type letters are visible from the back. The antique paper strip repairs are placed delicately at the top and bottom of the blank back. The majority known to us have been restored, often harshly, and do not enjoy this pleasing face appeal. Very underrated and undervalued in this sharp condition, and likely one of the finest extant.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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