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    May 15, 1779 $250 Counterfeit-Newman Plate Note

    North Carolina May 15, 1779 $250 A Righteous... Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. NC-189. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent.
    Genuine notes from the series were printed by Hugh Walker. This highest denomination note is a rare contemporary counterfeit. At lower left, the motto "A Righteous Cause, the Pro- / tection of Providence" is seen. This is the Newman Plate Note illustrated on page 473 of the 5th edition. The diagnostic is the sloping third line of text in the face obligation. However, a comparison with the genuine also shows the fourth and fifth lines tilt downward, and a number of words, particularly HUNDRED are crooked like their maker. The face diagnostics are clearly different from the genuine. The note has only some "Small Edge Tears." Very attractive, and an important note for the specialist.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Dec-Jan, 2017
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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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