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    Very Rare 1722 Two Pence Square

    Province of the Massachusetts June 1722 Two Pence Square Fr. MA-72. PCGS Very Fine 25.
    The two pence is a great rarity, but the discovery last year of a new example brought excellent attention to this great series when that piece realized $44,062 at the 2014 Stack's Bowers ANA Auction. That was a choice example, near the top of the condition census for observed and studied notes. The Boyd note is superb and basically as made. The present uniface parchment note has a layout with floral ornaments around the perimeter, and in exergue. an expanded title compared to the penny, and the date. The Extremely Fine Boyd note realized $29,900 in the first Ford III currency sale, May 2005. Although some mottled toning is seen, the note is very square and well margined. This is a pleasing Very Fine note and, like its 1722 companions, new to the market. A perfect candidate for a type set to represent this issue.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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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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