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    Dickeson, Montroville Wilson. The American Numismatic Manual of the Currency or Money of the Aborigines, and Colonial, State, and United States Coins... Philadelphia, 1865. Third edition. 4to, original blindstamped brown cloth, gilt, with gilt impressions of the 1849 twenty dollar gold coin on the upper cover and publisher's imprint at base of spine. 271, (1) pages; handsome lithographic portrait of the author printed in two colors; frontispiece of the Libertas Americana medal; text illustrations; 20 attractive lithographic plates of coins and currency printed in colors and metallic tints. Spine cloth torn along one side; contents near fine. The last and best edition of the first work covering the entire range of American numismatics. Estimate $250.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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