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    Rare "Independance" Back Sword in Hand

    Massachusetts Bay November 17, 1776 48 Shillings Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. MA-253. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    This Revere-designed 48 shillings represents the final and rare "Independance" back Sword in Hand notes. Though printed from a false period-made plate and a contemporary counterfeit, it is still very collectible because genuine notes from the date are rarely obtainable. This final issue is interesting, with the back handbill held in the patriot's left hand reading "Indepen/dance," which replaced "MAGNA CHARTA." The misspelled "recived" is in the face obligation. Counterfeit diagnostics observed are at the face lower left and right with the base of the "4" higher than the base of adjacent "8." Noted with "Splits, Tears, and Damage; Repairs; Stains; Missing LL Corner." Not often offered for sale and pleasing for the grade.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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    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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