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    Near Gem September 2, 1775 $2 "Two Storks" Type

    New York September 2, 1775 $2 Fr. NY-178. PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ.
    This is an available issue from New York, but becomes a great condition rarity when it appears in this quality. Printed on sturdy paper, on both sides by John Holt, with his imprint on the back. The face shows a fancy border and text with New York Arms. This lovely example is also blessed with two visible signatures of Evert Bancker and Robert Ray in red (which normally fades away). On the back, border cuts enclose the denomination. The imprint is shown, and a circular emblem with two storks encircled by a Latin motto (translates to "Fortunate for itself and its parents"). This note is arguably a Gem, with immaculate surfaces and clear, full margins. This is another note that would be an ideal fit into a top flight Thirteen Colonies set.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
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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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