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    Boldly Penned William Ellery-Declaration Signer 20 Shillings

    Rhode Island March 18, 1776 20 Shillings William Ellery Signature Fr. RI-237. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    One of the finest William Ellery, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, notes we have encountered. Ellery "Signer" notes are quite rare and they were in very few collections until the four Boyd Rhode Island notes were sold in Ford Part XV in October 2006. Those were among the finest Ellery notes known. However, this example compares ably with those notes and is faultless; it is believed to be Rarity 8 (1-3 known). The "Wm. Ellery" is boldly penned at the bottom under Clarke and Dexter's signatures. Printed strongly on both sides by John Carter, and the paper has superb integrity and modest wear. Mostly broad all around, although trimmed slightly in along the top. The other Newman Collection Ellery note was sold in Newman Part VI in April 2015. That 40 shillings note was also PCGS Very Fine 30, but had a weaker signature than this 20 shillings and sold for $2,585. An important opportunity to obtain a choice example of the rarest signer type that also boasts the Newman Collection pedigree.
    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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