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    Heath Counterfeit Detector
    Second Pocket Edition, Newman 2-P-h-1

    Heath, Laban. Heath's Greatly Improved and Enlarged Infallible Government Counterfeit Detector, at Sight. The Only Infallible Method of Detecting Counterfeit, Spurious, and Altered Bank Notes, Government Bonds, &c. Applicable to All Banks in the United States and Canadas, as Now in Circulation or That May Be Issued, with Genuine Designs from the Original Government Plates. By Authority from the United States Treasury Department, and the American, National, and Continental Bank Note Cos., New York and Boston. Boston and Washington: Heath, 1866. Second edition. 16mo, original blindstamped dark green cloth; front cover lettered horizontally in gilt. 39, (1) pages; 16 numbered engraved plates of bank note design elements, with original tissue guards, plates 2 and 5 serving as frontispieces, plate 5 being printed in green ink, plate 15 being an engraved folding Heath bank note facsimile, and plate 16 being a folding facsimile of a counterfeit $5 Bank of Orleans note taken from captured engraved plates. Latest Recommendation dated Dec. 1, 1866.

    The first issue of the second edition. This initial issue did not feature any full examples of federal notes, but did include various design elements. The second editions were divided by Eric P. Newman into those lettered horizontally on the front cover (denoted by the h in the Newman number), and those lettered sideways (denoted s). Plate 4 detached from binding, but present. Very good.
    Estimate $400
    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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