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    Uncut Facsimile Pair for Paine’s 1722 Massachusetts Parchment "Change Bills"

    Massachusetts - Facsimile Pair for Nathaniel Paine's Monograph of 1722 2 Pence Rectangle & 1 Penny Round (types of Fr. MA-72 & MA-71). PCGS Choice About New 55.
    Massachusetts paper currency is the subject of several important numismatic works from the 19th century. The Joseph B. Felt 1839 Massachusetts Currency is an important work, but interestingly mentions the 1722 Massachusetts "change bills" only fleetingly on page 78. However, Nathaniel Paine's Remarks on the Early Paper Currency of Massachusetts. Read before the American Antiquarian Society, April 25, 1866, discusses these curious and uniquely styled paper "coins" in detail. They are also illustrated, but in facsimile form, on page 28. The orientation of the plate is vertical (as it is in the Newman Library copy) with the 2 pence above the 1 penny note. This uncut strip, printed on paper, contains the facsimile note illustrations, but horizontally. Included is Eric's typewritten tag with the Paine bibliographic information. Only minor handling is seen on this interesting reference item.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    November, 2018
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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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