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    Likely Unique June 14, 1726 Redated 1733 Rhode Island Bill-Newman Plate

    Rhode Island June 14, 1726 Redated 1733 20 Shillings Fr. RI-21d. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    This is a large and impressive early Rhode Island Bill of Credit redeemable at Newport. This Newman plate note may be unique as a denomination from the series. This is the only example we have seen, and it might be the only genuine note extant from this redated issue. It was printed from a beautifully engraved set of plates. The face has the detailed obligation at the center within an ornate cartouche. Handsome filigree details are at the top, and the indent design is cut with the "tombstone" effect seen on many early "Tall" Bills of Credit. At the lower left is the Rhode Island Hope motif shield with deftly placed "20S" for preventing denomination raising. To the right of three signatures are consecutive redates of 1728, 1731, and 1733. The back is without text and shows leafy vines intertwined with an eagle and the head of an eagle. A beautiful and full size note with minor faults. Noted with "Repaired Splits and Tears," which are moot points compared to the possibility of uniqueness of this historical early note. A prize Newman plate note from this famous Colonial currency collection.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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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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