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    Distinguished and Unusual 1722 Hexagonal Three Pence

    Province of the Massachusetts June 1722 Three Pence Hexagonal Fr. MA-73. PCGS Very Fine 25.
    The three pence hexagonal note is an eye-catching type, and this is a showpiece. A few of the known notes are superior in condition, but this example has a strong pedigree and is pleasing overall. Printed on uniface parchment with varying ornaments around the perimeter. Within are THREE/PENCE at top and the location and date at the bottom. The shapes of these small change notes were distinctive and it would have been impossible to mistake the denominations in the dark. This is a well margined, full example with some minor tone here and there. The printing clarity is very strong, making this premium quality for the grade. Other than the four mentioned sets, including this trio, we note two individual examples. The newly emerged Kendall Foundation example, which came through a Smythe Sale many years ago and the Rideout example sold in 1988. This is a pleasing example and another fitting representative of this legendary American Colonial paper series. A classic piece of numismatic Americana.

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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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