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

    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 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 $50 1862 United States 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; text illustrations of four Heath microscopes; 2 unnumbered fractional currency plates; 10 engraved plates mostly depicting bank note design elements, numbered 2-11 [plates 7-11 manually renumbered as such from their printed numbers], plate 4 printed in green ink [the text continues to refer to the three counterfeit notes as plates 12-14 (on page 11) and as plates 13-15 (on page 28)]. Ads for the Banking & Counting House Edition at $5 and the American Bond Detector at $16. Binding a bit worn; $100 note somewhat loose; very good. This marks the only appearance of the counterfeit $50 1862 United States note, though the text on page 28 continues to describe the counterfeit $20 Fourth National Bank of New York note used in earlier printings.
    Estimate $400
    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: 6
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