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    Commonwealth of Massachusetts - (Act of February 17, 1781) 6% Treasury Loan One Fourth Installment Certificate 108 Pounds 11 Shillings June 1, 1782 Anderson-Smythe MA-34. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent.
    This certificate is part of late series of loans that were payable in four installments and backed with commodities. This example was voided and not signed by the Treasurer Henry Gardner. Printed on laid paper, with a very small portion of a lettered watermark seen at the top. 18.5 cm by 19.5 cm. Bordered on all sides; wider at left for indenting with COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS repeating twice. Lengthy obligations are across. The 1744 Royal Decree is cited once again near the bottom, despite American independence. An embossed stamp is on the face. Signed by Henshaw for the "Committee," but the denomination near the top is crossed out. The docketed date and serial number are on the back. Noted with "Small Edge Splits at Left." Bold and vibrant, untrimmed and full sized. This scarcer type is underrated. Though not completely issued, high grade and attractive.
    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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