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    Important April 12, 1758 Virginia 10-Pound Note-The Newman Plate

    Virginia April 12, 1758 10 Pounds Fr. VA-14.1. PCGS Fine 15 Apparent.
    Currency notes were authorized for Virginia in June 1755, much later than in New England. The notes prior to 1773 share a common style, with the Virginia Colony coat of arms and square format on laid paper. Most were heavily used to the point of requiring backing, sewing, pins, and other means to continue circulating as long as possible. This is an important note and one of the great rarities from Virginia. It was not present in the Boyd Collection. This is the Newman plate note illustrated on page 439 of the fifth edition and in the color plates on page 57. Only 10-pound notes were printed by William Hunter with a larger coat of arms at left and new border cuts (two with the 1758 date within). Signed by Peyton Randolph and Robert Carter Nicholas. Randolph, a noteworthy Virginian from a prominent family served in the House of Burgesses and Virginia Conventions; he died in Philadelphia in 1775 while serving as the first president of the Continental Congress. Noted with "Splits, Tears, and Damage; Stains" and as "Backed" The note has full, vibrant appearance on the paper backing with a contemporary style pen endorsement. Very well detailed all around. A unique opportunity to acquire this special Virginia bill.
    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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