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    Heath Counterfeit Detector
    Third Pocket Edition, Newman 3-P-2

    Heath, Laban. Heath's Greatly Improved and Enlarged Infallible Government Counterfeit Detector, at Sight... Boston and Washington: Heath, 1870. Third edition. 16mo, original blindstamped green cloth; front cover decoratively lettered in gilt. 40, (2) pages; 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 $20 Fourth National Bank of New York note in green and black; unnumbered folding plate showing both sides of a counterfeit $10 Merchants National Bank of Chicago note in green and black; text illustrations of four Heath microscopes; 2 unnumbered fractional currency plates; 10 engraved plates mostly depicting bank note design elements, numbered 2-6, 8-11, and 17, plate 4 printed in green ink [plates numbered 1, 7, and 12-16 not present in this edition, though the text refers to the three counterfeit notes as plates 12-14 (on page 11) and as plates 13-15 (on page 28)], no plate numbers overprinted. Ads for the Banking & Counting House Edition at $5 and the American Bond Detector at $16. A final added leaf of text describing the "Counterfeit $10 National Bank Note" follows the plates. Binding lightly worn, but still near fine. This marks the only appearance of the counterfeit $10 Merchants National Bank of Chicago note and the added final leaf.
    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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    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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