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    Deluxe Leatherbound Cohen

    Cohen, Roger S., Jr. American Half Cents: "The Little Half Sisters." A Reference Book on the United States Half Cent Coined from 1793 to 1857. Arlington: Wigglesworth & Ghatt Co., January 1982. Second edition, first printing. 4to, original brown pebble-grained full morocco; upper cover paneled and lettered in gilt; spine ruled and lettered in gilt; decorative red endpapers and headbands. (2), xxii, 131, (1) pages; halftone half cent enlargements throughout. Eric P. Newman's name impressed in gilt at lower right front cover. Inscribed to Newman by Cohen on the title page. Fine. The Deluxe Leatherbound Edition, one of only 20 produced. The book was self-published, with "Wigglesworth" being the name of his dog and "Ghatt" the name of his cat.
    Estimate $1,000.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

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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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