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    The Only Known 1777 Handwritten Date 5 Pounds UNION Note Dual Plated in Newman and Anderson

    State of New Hampshire 1777 with Handwritten Date (January 20, 1777) 5 Pounds Fr. NH-177 Anderson-Smythe NH-1. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent.
    This is an exceedingly rare issue and 6% interest bearing note type. Only two denominations were authorized, the 5 Pounds offered here and a 10 Pounds that was authorized, but has never been seen. This is an extremely important New Hampshire piece and is plated both in Newman and in William G. Anderson's The Price of Liberty (1983, University of Virginia Press). A medium size note format, printed on laid paper. The sides have multiple vertical strips of ornaments, the left in indent form and cut as such. The texts and obligation are within an ornamental frame. Concealed and spread out in the frame are U-N-I-ON running clockwise from the left inside ornaments to the bottom. The denomination and dates were handwritten, and this was due in 1781, at a 6% interest rate. The note faces up well, but cited are "Small Edge Splits and Tears." Fiscal, interest bearing forms such as this are always difficult to evaluate for census and rarity. However, major collections we have surveyed indicate that this is exceedingly rare and the only issued note known: a unique and important New Hampshire note.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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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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