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    Banking House & Counting Room Edition
    Heath Counterfeit Detector, Newman 2-BH-4

    Heath, Laban. Heath's Greatly Improved and Enlarged Infallible Government Counterfeit Detector, at Sight... Boston and Washington: Heath, 1866 and 1867 [incorrect patent date of July 12, 1867, stated on cover]. Innes and Niles, Stereotypers and Printers. Second edition. Small 4to, original maroon cloth, front cover lettered in gilt. 39, (5) pages, including two final leaves featuring four Heath microscope illustrations printed two apiece on one side of each leaf, facing; frontispiece; Treasury Department facsimile letter; unnumbered and unpunched Heath bank note facsimile plate; 14 engraved plates of bank notes or elements, with tissue guards, interspersed in the text, comprising impressions of genuine and counterfeit fractional currency notes (Plate 1), 10 engraved plates numbered 2-11 depicting genuine bank note design elements, an impression of a counterfeit $100 First National Bank of Boston note (Plate 12), and unnumbered impressions of counterfeit $20 Fourth National Bank of New York and $10 First National Bank of Philadelphia notes. Plate 5 printed in green ink; full-size counterfeit plates printed in green and black ink and hole-punched as issued. Sprung signatures; some annotations. Very good.
    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: 7
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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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