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    Only Reported Linlithgow Church Penny

    (Linlithgow, New York) - Rev. Consistory of the Reformed Dutch Church of Linlithgow in the Town of Livingston Sept. 10, 1791 1 Penny Newman page 308, Harris H5. PCGS Choice About New 55 Apparent.
    The sole reported note from this Columbia County church issuer. It is plated in two reference books: it is the Newman Plate Note illustrated on page 308 of the 5th edition and the Gordon Harris plate note, from a supplied photo, on page 84. This is a striking and very distinctive example. Nearly square, and in a larger format than most change bills from the period. Printed on laid paper, uniface, without an imprint. It shows diamond pattern bordering with corner floral stops. Engraved text is across with ONE PENNY at top end and engraved "JER. ROMEYN, Pr." at lower right; the date is underneath to the left. The right end has the full sheet edge, and the deeply embossed printing shows to the blank back. This is the only denomination and note known to us, though other denominations might exist according to the Newman text. Missing from all the major collections of change bills, particularly James DuPont. Noted only with some "Small Stains," which are petty foxing; one spot in the lower right field identifies this note and its unique status at this time.
    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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