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    Extremely Rare John Peter Zenger Printed Note

    Colony of New York December 10, 1737 3 Pounds Fr. NY-100. PCGS Fine 15 Apparent.
    This is the first small format series from New York and a historic issue. Uniface and printed by John Peter Zenger, famous for his acquittal in a libel case. Zenger was an important figure who helped shape the concept of freedom of the press and speech in the Colonies. These notes were printed on thin laid paper with elaborate border cuts left and top (by Charles La Roux) and arms at the right. Until the few Boyd collection notes reemerged in 2004-2005 (two extremely worn) at the Ford sales, these were virtually unknown. The last Zenger-printed 1737 note was sold in Stack's 52 Collection Part I sale for $8,050 (5 Pounds, PMG Very Fine 20, Ex: Boyd-Ford III Sale, Lot 615) in June 2010. Although there are some flaws, the note is attractive. Noted as having "Splits, Tears and Minor Damage; Tape Repair on Back." A fascinating Colonial rarity.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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