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    Choice December 29, 1785 40 Shillings Counterfeit

    North Carolina December 29, 1785 40 Shillings Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. NC-215. PCGS Very Fine 25.
    A fascinating Contemporary Counterfeit. Though well made for the period, unequivocally from a false plate. Blue counterfeit detector notes were made of the type (one was in the Boyd collection of this denomination,) and inspection of the left vignette shows the telltale sign of a counterfeit: the sword arm does not bend at the elbow. A problem-free and sharp looking example of another rare type from the Newman collection.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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