DescriptionNorth Carolina August 8, 1778 $1/4 Independence Raised to $4 Fr. NC-171. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent.
A fascinating note and a handmade, unique example. Some period crooks started with a $1/4 INDEPENDENCE type then reworked the top denomination into FOUR on the face and back. The left end of the face was not modified, as it would have been difficult to work. Noted with "Edge and Internal Splits, Tears, and Minor Damage." Raised Colonial notes are rarely encountered.
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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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