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    Fr. 1236 5¢ Third Issue PCGS Choice About New 58.
    The controversy concerning portraits of the living on currency, particularly government bureaucrats, is exemplified by the type featuring Spencer M. Clark. The first head of what is now the Bureau of engraving and printing, Clark resigned in 1868 after Congress began an investigation into the practices of the Bureau. This red back Clark note shows very little evidence of circulation.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    3rd Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
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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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