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1807 Capped Bust Half, MS63
Small Stars, O-113
Condition Census Example

1807 50C Capped Bust, Small Stars MS63 NGC. O-113, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This well-struck Select example displays surprisingly vibrant mint luster and lightly toned silver centers, with dramatic rings of cobalt-blue and lime-green toning at the peripheries. Only minor contact marks are evident and the eye appeal is first rate. The 1807 Small Stars is not terribly difficult to locate in circulated grades, but choice AU and Uncirculated examples are rare and under enormous pressure from advanced collectors. We know of two PCGS MS65 specimens including the incomparable James Pryor coin that sold privately not long ago for a six-figure price. Buddy Byers owned the other. It brought in excess of $50,000 at Stack's October 2006 sale, lot 1014. Nothing comparable to the Newman Select Uncirculated coin has appeared at auction over the last several years. Fasten your seat belts!
Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $20.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 24EN, PCGS# 6087)


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November, 2013
15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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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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