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    Bold Virginia April 1, 1773 James River Bank 5 Pounds-The Newman Plate Note

    Virginia April 1, 1773 5 Pounds James River Bank Form Fr. VA-64. PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent.
    Following the uniface, square format notes, Virginia currency became more diverse in appearance and styles. The James River Bank forms from Virginia are a rather unique-looking series of notes. They were issued in two series, with those from April 1, 1773, scarcer. The face shows an indenting pattern and a small ship vignette at the left. Fine engraved texts are across the notes, with blank spaces for the handwritten denominations. Printed backs feature ornamental bordering and the counterfeit warning. The blank notes, prior to being filled in for issuance, were in books of 100 notes (making the serial number here 45/4431 or part of the "45th hundred" notes). This is the Newman plate note illustrated on page 442 of the fifth edition. It is a bold, high-grade type note from the series. Very vibrant, with fresh and natural paper. Signed by Peyton Randolph, John Blair, and Robert Carter Nicholas. Well printed and with a nicely cut indent at the left end. The top cut is a bit slanted, but this only affects some of the ornaments. Noted by grading with "Minor Mounting Remnants." This is another undervalued series of Colonial notes, especially in such excellent grade.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    November, 2017
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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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