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    Rarest and Highest Denomination Coram Note

    South Carolina February 8, 1779 $100 Fr. SC-159. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent.
    The highest and rarest denomination from the Thomas Coram-engraved series. This type was specified in the original ordinance and 3,000 notes were authorized. Another beautifully engraved type, with standing Athena holding a spear and sword, with the motto GLORIAE FUNDAMENTUM FORTITUDO (Bravery is the foundation of glory) on the ribbons. The lively back features several emblems with a South Carolina palmetto tree standing tall at the center, American and South Carolinian flags, a drum, shields, and spears. Printed on bluish paper. With very broad face margins, and well printed on the face. The back has deeper printing and the typical, slightly skewed centering. Noted with "Small Edge Tears," but vibrant and handsome. Much harder to find than the lesser denominations, and a very appealing high-grade example.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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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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