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    Original Greco Plates on Massachusetts Coppers
    & Various Modern Colonial Coin Plates

    Greco, Philip D. [photographer]. Massachusetts Cents / Massachusetts Half Cents. Two original black-and-white photographic prints, 8 by 10 inches, depicting the die varieties of Massachusetts cents [one plate with ink annotation]; also one original black-and-white photographic print, 5 by 7 inches, depicting the die varieties of Massachusetts half cents. Somerville, 1962. Included are original typewritten letters, signed, dated Oct. 17 and Dec. 18, 1962 from Greco to Eric P. Newman, concerning these plates, Greco's Massachusetts Conversion Table, and relevant pages from the Colonial Newsletter. Also included in this lot are the following modern plates of Colonial and Continental coins: Rod Widok's 2002 color plate of Nova Constellatio die varieties, with his listing of auction appearances; and Jack Howes's four color plates illustrating Counterfeit English Halfpence Struck in Early America, one of them inscribed by Howes to Eric P. Newman. All plates fine.
    Estimate $500.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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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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