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    Heath Counterfeit Detector
    Third Pocket Edition, Newman 3-P-4

    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; text illustrations of four Heath microscopes; 2 unnumbered fractional currency plates; 10 engraved plates mostly depicting bank note design elements, numbered 2-10 and 17 [plates 7-10 renumbered correctly, but the old 17 left as is], plate 4 printed in green ink. The text continues to refer to the three counterfeit notes on page 11, and a handwritten note has been added here stating "*Taken out by order of Sec. of Tres." Page 28 revised to remove reference to the counterfeit notes. Ads for the Banking & Counting House Edition at $5 and the American Bond Detector at $16. The suppression of the folding counterfeit plates refers, according to Newman, "to the enforcement by the government of the use of impressions made in violation of section CXXIII of the Act of March 3, 1869." Fine.
    Estimate $300
    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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    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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