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    Bold New Hampshire June 20, 1775 Gilman-Printed Copperplate Note

    New Hampshire June 20, 1775 40 Shillings Fr. NH-130. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent.
    This vibrant, deeply printed New Hampshire copperplate note is the Newman plate note illustrated on page 239 of the fifth edition. Once attributed as Paul Revere's engraving work, research using the New Hampshire State Archives has determined that John Ward Gilman engraved the plate and printed the issue. Authorized by the New Hampshire Provincial Congress, June 9, 1775, and mandated to be similar in form, style, and content to the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay copperplate issue of May 25, 1775. This is the uppermost denomination printed from the four-subject plate. At the left end is an engraved vignette designed to be partially cut as an indent. The title is at upper left, and there are seven lines of text in mixed fonts and space for two signatures. Signed by E. Thompson and Nicholas Gilman. Notes from the issue are much rarer than the May 25, 1775, Massachusetts copperplate notes, and only 3,000 notes were authorized of each denomination. Although noted with "Repaired Splits and Tears," broad and very bright. The signatures of E. Thompson and Nicholas Gilman are boldly accomplished. This is a lovely example from another historic issue.
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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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