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    Rare Declaration Signer George Clymer Note

    Pennsylvania June 18, 1764 20 Shillings George Clymer Signature Fr. PA-126. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent.
    This infrequently encountered two-sided Franklin and Hall imprint type is signed by George Clymer, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Newman VI auction in April 2015 was notable for having all Colonial note Declaration signers represented. Clymer (1739-1813) was both a businessman and a politician. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, as well as Continental Treasurer, and Continental Congressman (1776-77, 1780-82). He was heavily involved with fiscal matters. Not only did he sign the Declaration, but also the Constitution. Clymer is a much rarer signer than Hart, Hopkinson or Morton on Colonial notes. He is the third most difficult Declaration signatory to acquire (William Ellery from Rhode Island is the second rarest, and James Wilson is the rarest). PCGS notes a "Repaired Edge Split at Right; Small Edge Split at Left" by PCGS. The Clymer-signed 5 Shillings PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent realized $2,115 in Newman VI. Overall, this is a pleasing example.
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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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