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    High-Grade "Man with Pack" Emblem Motif

    South Carolina February 14, 1777 $30 Fr. SC-144. PCGS Extremely Fine 40.
    There were only two denominations printed for this series. Each has a similar style with an emblem at the lower right face. Printed on both sides on thick paper. Like the $20 notes from the issue (cf. Newman VIII: 28147), differently styled borders enclose the text and emblem at lower right. The emblem shows a lone man carrying a pack on his back traversing a desolate landscape with the encircling motto MISERA SERVITUS OMNIS (All Servitude is Wretched). The back is typeset and perpendicular to the face. The three horizontal signatures are very bold, particularly the outsized R.W. Powell, and the perpendicular one at the center is faint. We believe there may be no strictly Uncirculated notes known of this type, making it a top-grade example and undervalued in this lofty condition. It is very complementary to the Newman $20 note we sold from the series in Newman VIII and cited here.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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