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    Very Rare May 1, 1741 3 Pence Bank Bill

    Massachusetts Bay May 1, 1741 3 Pence Bank Bill Fr. MA-87.13. PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent.
    This is a very rare private Massachusetts Bank Bill series, and we believe none have been offered for sale since the May 2004 Ford III sale with the primary offering of the Boyd Colonial currency and its exceptional array of early notes. Within the top cartouche is the legal text for the scheme. The notes were to be returned for redemption to "James Eveleth, or order," and Eveleth's countersignature is seen on the back. At the lower left is a tree emblem and the motto JUSTITIA REDIUTIA (Justice Restored). Three signatures are on the face. A very boldly printed, genuine and fully issued example. The Boyd collection contained a plate proof on laid paper of this type, and it is plated in the 5th edition Newman book. This rare representative faces up well and is bright. Noted are "Repaired Splits; Minor Rust Stains and Foreign Substances on Back." This is an important rarity from the Newman collection and a great opportunity for currency and fiscal paper collectors.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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