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    Heath Counterfeit Detector
    Second Pocket Edition, Newman 2-P-s-7

    Heath, Laban. Heath's Greatly Improved and Enlarged Infallible Government Counterfeit Detector, at Sight.... Boston and Washington: Heath, 1866. Second edition. 16mo, original blindstamped green cloth; front cover lettered sideways in gilt. 39, (5) pages; 2 unnumbered fractional currency plates; engraved facsimile of Treasury Department letter to Heath on thin paper; two leaves featuring four Heath microscope illustrations printed two apiece on one side of each leaf; 15 numbered engraved plates mostly depicting bank note design elements, numbered 1-14 and 17, with original tissue guards, plates 2 and 5 serving as frontispieces, plate 5 printed in green ink [plates numbered 15 and 16 not present in this variant]; several plate numbers overprinted. Latest Recommendation dated Dec. 2, 1867. This variant was not listed in Eric P. Newman's article; this is the copy from which he devised the 2-P-s-7 designation. The dating of this variant, with its absence of all three folding counterfeit plates, is questionable. One signature detached from binding. Very good or so.
    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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