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    1777 Winchester Private Scrip-Considered Unique

    Winchester, in Virginia - F. James Doudas "I promise to pay to the Bearer" May 5, 1777 3 Pence Newman page 448, Jones & Littlefield PW70-04. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent.
    This Revolutionary War period private scrip note is considered unique, and it is the only example we have encountered. It is both the Newman plate note, illustrated on page 448 of the 5th edition, and the Jones & Littlefield plate note in the Virginia Obsolete Currency book. It has an interesting series date that coincides directly with the date of the handwritten May 5, 1777 notes. Printed on laid paper with ornamental borders. At the left end are planetary signs. The obligation is across with "3d." in a cartouche at lower left. Noted with "Small Repaired Edge Splits and Tears; Minor Stains." Professional restoration at the upper wide margin edge has made the note full and rectangular. Very appealing and a unique opportunity to obtain one of the rarest Virginia and Colonial private currency notes.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    4th Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
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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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