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    Heath Counterfeit Detector
    Second Pocket Edition, Newman 2-P-s-5

    Heath, Laban. Heath's Greatly Improved and Enlarged Infallible Government Counterfeit Detector, at Sight.... Boston and Washington: Heath, 1866. Second edition. 16mo, original blindstamped russet cloth; front cover lettered sideways in gilt. 39, (5) pages; double-page plate of impressions of genuine and counterfeit fractional currency notes following the title; unnumbered folding plate showing both sides of a counterfeit $100 First National Bank of Boston note in green and black; unnumbered folding plate showing both sides of a counterfeit $10 First National Bank of Philadelphia note in green and black; Treasury Department letter facsimile on tissue stock; 17 engraved numbered plates of bank note design elements with original tissue guards, interspersed out of numerical sequence in the text, plates 2 and 5 serving as frontispieces, plate 5 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, several plate numbers overprinted; four pages featuring four Heath microscope illustrations printed one per page. Eric P. Newman stated that while this variant always has the $100 Boston plate, it is encountered with either the $10 Philadelphia plate or the $20 New York plate, or occasionally both. This copy was probably issued without the $20 plate. Binding a bit loose; very good.
    Estimate $400
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    November, 2018
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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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