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    High Grade and Extremely Rare June 16, 1775 40 Shillings

    Rhode Island June 16, 1775 40 Shillings Fr. RI-196. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent.
    An important note and not represented in Boyd's comprehensive Rhode Island collection. This is high grade and the rarest denomination from the first East Greenwich series. It is believed to be Rarity 8 (1-3 known). Only 1,000 notes were authorized and the type is unpriced in Newman and Friedberg. Printed on two sides and styled like several series issued by Rhode Island in 1775 and 1776. Border cuts are on three sides, the Rhode Island coat of arms is at left, and a fish is at the top. The back shows the denomination in the center of an ornamental cartouche. The Ward and Bowler signatures are bold. Noted with "Edge Splits." The paper is vibrant and the printing clarity strong. Any Rhode Island note from the period is rare in this condition; this also is an extremely rare type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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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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