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    State of Massachusetts Bay - (Act of April 4, 1779) 6% Treasury Loan Certificate due January 1, 1783 15 Pounds June 1, 1779 Anderson-Smythe MA-15. PCGS Very Fine 20.
    A second "Class the Third" lottery bond MA-15, not as broad sized, although untrimmed. Printed from a Nathaniel Hurd plate on laid paper. 22.5 cm by 14.5 cm. The layout is similar to the previous. At the upper left, a pine tree is encircled by a rattlesnake. With the retouched emblem (compared to MA-12) with additional needles engraved on the tree and grassy details on the ground. The left end margin indent engraving shows MASSACHUSETTS facing outward. The right margin has "Massachusetts State Lottery, Class the Third" in a cartouche. The bottom ribbon border has a counterfeit warning. Differently detailed borders are at the sides, and a single frame line is along the top. The Gothic title is heavily embellished. Texts and obligations are across with blanks for issue, amount, date, and serial number. An embossed stamp is in the text. No. 318. Issued and signed by Scollay, Green and Henry Gardner (heavily pen cancelled). An endorsed docket is on the back. Problem-free and a well-inked impression. Most are observed with some faults, making this a premium example.
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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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