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    One of the Finest "Second Series Daniel Fowle" Issue Notes

    New Hampshire July 3, 1776 $4 Fr. NH-172. PCGS Extremely Fine 40.
    An extremely rare note in superb condition. This is a higher denomination example from the second Daniel Fowle, Portsmouth imprinted series of notes. Like the first January 26, 1776, Fowle series, the interesting ornamental and typesetting style is much different from the Massachusetts notes of the time, and thus it exhibits a special character. On the $4 denomination, the motto NIL DESPERANDUM (Nothing is to be despaired) is deftly concealed within the type ornaments below the serial number, and FOR LIBERTY is placed at the bottom below the signatures. All six denominations are unpriced in Newman and Friedberg. Full size and with the two strong signatures of John Smith and Josiah Moulton. The condition puts it among the finest known from the entire series and type. The F.C.C. Boyd $4 was likely the finest of all Fowle notes from either series. Cataloged as Ford X: 4762, it realized $23,000 graded raw About Uncirculated. This is likely the second finest known second series note. Only the most advanced Colonial Currency collections have possessed these coveted Daniel Fowle notes and they are seldom offered. This is another impressive rarity boasting superior condition.
    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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