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    Strongly Printed Hercules Back Coram $90 Note

    South Carolina February 8, 1778 $90 Fr. SC-158. PCGS About New 53PPQ.
    The 1779 Thomas Coram engraved notes are to most Colonial note collectors the most attractive series printed and issued. The engraved plates by Coram, particularly the back, rivaled that of Europe; the front was charming. The $90 denomination is fairly available, but not in this condition. Often, due to their large size, notes in this series get nicks, fold cracks and splits, among other flaws. This note is very appealing and, for the technical grade, presents a tremendous value. The deeply inked printing is glorious and the wide margins add to the handsome face contrast. The back vignette of Hercules strangling a lion is perfectly centered and complete. These notes have always increased in price over the years as collectors recognize the supply of choice pieces being held by collectors. This example is ideal for a type set.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    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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