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    Very Rare 1851 Counterfeit Detector
    With Facsimile Bank Note

    Foote, H.C. Universal Counterfeit and Altered Bank Note Detector, at Sight, A System of Infallible Detection at Sight... New York: Oliver & Brother, 1851. Third edition, fourth thousand. 16mo, original paper-backed black cloth covers, lettered in gilt. 36 pages; 14 woodcut text engravings of bank note design elements; folding steel-engraved bank note facsimile tipped in facing the title. Very good.

    The very rare third edition, not present in the ANS Library and lacking from the Fuld, Champa, and Bass libraries. By 1851, it had grown to nearly double the size of the 1849 first edition above. The design elements of the facsimile bank note are keyed to the author's seven rules and "contain standard specimens of all the different styles of engraving of the notes of all the Banks in the United States."
    Estimate $500.
    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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