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    Rare August 15, 1737 Redated 1738 Note

    Rhode Island August 15, 1737 Redated 1738 2 Pounds Fr. RI-26b. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent.
    This is another rarely seen, pre-1750 issue, and has an unusual horizontal format. The text is in the top center, and each end shows intricate vine details. At lower left, the Hope motto and anchor emblem. At the lower right is a denomination cartouche with the redate "1738" within. The ornate back has vine details, scroll lines at the left and the denomination in the center. This is a genuine note. The "tell" is the space between the top leaf tip and the outline of the (viewer's) left 40S on the back. On the counterfeit, the leaf is firmly attached. Although split from quarter-folding, it has a bright face. These "Repaired Splits" are noted and glue on the back is visible. This sharply printed example has considerable face attractiveness.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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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