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    Choice $50 "Atlas" with Coram-Signed Back

    South Carolina February 8, 1779 $50 Fr. SC-154. PCGS Choice About New 55 Apparent.
    This is the first of three additional denominations added to the original enactment. All three have Coram-signed vignettes on the back. Another very elaborate note with the back plate signed and dated at the right foot of the vignette (the left from the viewer's perspective). Providence, with globe and motto PROVIDENCIA NOSTRIS PRAESIDEAT (Let foresight guide us), is at the lower left on the face. Very elaborate vine bordering is on three sides and the denomination is along the top. On the back, perpendicular to the face, a dynamic and finely engraved vignette shows Atlas struggling to hold a boulder on his shoulders. This imagery symbolizes the struggle against Britain for independence. Printed on blueish paper. Very deep printing is seen on both sides, particularly the back. The margins are mostly close and a little short on three sides. Noted with a "Small Edge Split at Top Center" and "Minor Mounting Remnants on Back." The superior printing clarity makes this a very handsome example.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    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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