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    Choice and Rare April 2, 1776 Cornucopia

    North Carolina April 2, 1776 $1/16 Cornucopia Fr. NC-153c. PCGS Very Fine 20.
    The April 2, 1776 "at Halifax" issue is among the most interesting of the Colonial notes. There are 56 distinct vignette types (seen at the lower left of each note), ranging from $1/16 to $20 denominations, and all of them merit consideration and further study. Certain types appear on different varieties of paper, depending upon what was available at the time of printing. Completion of all 56 types is an impressive task, but the Eric P. Newman collection is one of the few to have achieved this meritorious set. High grade notes on many vignette types are unknown to us; the fragile paper often used and tight margining subjected many to the small nicks and flaws we see today. The six different $1/16 notes are all among the most difficult of the denominations to find in choice grade. This lovely Cornucopia has splendid surfaces and boardwalk margins for the issue. The Boyd note had ample selvedge at left and bottom, therefore possibly from the lower left sheet position. The Newman note is much superior to the Boyd and Midnight Ride Collection examples. Conservatively estimated in this problem-free condition. Locating an upgrade anytime in the near future is most unlikely.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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