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    Normal Date Plate 1771 2 Pounds Note

    Colony of New York February 16, 1771 2 Pounds Fr. NY-164. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent.
    There are some nuances on this series that are a bit complex. There are four plate variations observed on this denomination, and this example is (b), with no comma after "February" and 12-point stars on the bottom border. This plate engraving technique could thwart counterfeiters by staggering which types were emitted into circulation at different times. As on the previous note, the denomination at lower left is in Roman numerals, here "XL" with the shilling symbol; the denomination in pounds is to the left of the Arms as "II.L.," and "40s" is above the counterfeit warning. The beautiful Gallaudet-engraved border cuts and Arms are present. Although PCGS cites "Small Edge Tears; Minor Ink Erosion; Stains," a handsome note printed by Hugh Gaine. The signatures of Franklin and Lott are easily discernable.
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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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