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    Choice May 25, 1775 10 Shilling Revere Copperplate Note

    Massachusetts Bay May 25, 1775 10 Shillings Fr. MA-142. PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent.
    There was a twenty-five-year break in issuing paper in Massachusetts due to an act of Parliament in the 1750/51 session essentially prohibiting the issuance of North American paper currency. During this hiatus, Colonial Americans had become more American than British. The appearance of Massachusetts currency evolved to reflect these nationalistic sentiments. Revere cut the copper plates for this issue, engraved with an ornate rectangular cut and "American Paper" for indenting at the left. In wide format with various fonts and devices for the texts. This is a beautiful example and appears full size as issued. The "American Paper" is complete at the left, which is rarely the case. Signed by Fuller and Gardner (just the last name penned out). The paper is excellent, and grading notes only, "Pen Cancelled" and "Minor Stains; Small Mounting Remnants on Back." A choice example from this Paul Revere-engraved plate. Few from this famous issue are finer.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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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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