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    (Hall, Thomas). Manuscript on Connecticut Coppers. Undated photocopy of unique manuscript held in the Connecticut State Library. (2), 288, (2) pages, with pages left blank in the original (perhaps 50) not present. Cover letter written by George S. Godard, who served as Connecticut State Librarian 1900-1936. Fine. The Hall manuscript held by the Connecticut State Library is of the utmost importance to students of the Connecticut coinage because Hall only published his work on the 1787 pieces (and that only in a privately distributed version intended to compile additional information). His 1785, 1786, and 1788 notes were never published, but are present here. The manuscript notes how many examples of a given variety had been seen by Dr. Hall, and provides his detailed descriptions of each variety, in much the same format as in his printed 1787 descriptions. This photocopy was one of a small number of copies distributed in 1984 by the late Robert Martin.
    Estimate $200.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    November, 2018
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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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