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    Choice Full Face Revere Rising Sun Note

    Massachusetts 1779 5 Shillings 4 Pence Fr. MA-276. PCGS About New 53.
    The final Massachusetts Revere-engraved issue was a combination of the Rising Sun face designs and Thomas Fleet pine tree back. This second highest denomination has a full sun coming up at the left with complete facial details. Very few Rising Sun notes are strictly uncirculated, and in the highest grades, they are particularly underrated and undervalued compared with earlier "Codfish" notes. The assigned grade perhaps does injustice to this note's superb appearance. From the top of the sheet, it retains the full edge with embossing from the plate line visible. Well margined elsewhere and perfectly printed from a strongly inked plate. The face-to-back registration is also excellent. Though this might not technically be the highest graded example of the type, it may be the finest looking. The fully detailed sun on the face adds to its charm and eye appeal.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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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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