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    Unique January 1, 1763 6 Pence-Newman Plate Note

    Province of New Hampshire January 1, 1763 6 Pence Fr. NH-123. PCGS Extremely Fine 45 Apparent.
    One of the greatest rarities from the entire two-century span of New Hampshire currency issues from Colonial times to the end of small-size national currency. We believe this is unique and one of only five New Hampshire Colonial notes from the 1760s. Fully issued with three signatures. It is the Newman plate note illustrated on page 239 of the fifth edition of The Early Paper Money of America as well as in the color plates on page 48. Compact in size, similar to Connecticut notes from the period, and uniface. Ornamental bordering is around the perimeter with obligations in the center. Note the harps, roses, and crown in the top border. The small cartouche at center left has the motto PAX BELLO POTIOR (Peace is preferable to war). The French and Indian War had not yet concluded, and notes such as these were used to help fund military operations and pay the troops. Signed by Clement March, Daniel Warner, and C. Gilman; countersigned on the blank back with the "1763" date (inverted). Bold, crisp and, broadly margined. Noted with "Center Split Repaired," on the crease across the center, seen only from the back. That fact should not be a deterrent since the note appears to be the sole survivor from the entire issue. This is another treasure from the Newman Colonial currency collection offered at auction for the first time.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society




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    November, 2017
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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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