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    Banking House & Counting Room Edition
    Heath Counterfeit Detector, Newman 3-BH-5

    Heath, Laban. Heath's Greatly Improved and Enlarged Infallible Government Counterfeit Detector, at Sight... Boston and Washington: Heath, 1870 [incorrect patent date of July 12, 1867, stated on cover]. No printer's imprint. Third edition. Small 4to, original dark green cloth, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt. (4), 42, (1) pages, pagination skipping one page; frontispiece; Treasury Department facsimile letter; 13 engraved plates of bank notes or elements, comprising impressions of genuine and counterfeit fractional currency notes (Plate 1), 10 engraved plates numbered 2-11 depicting genuine bank note design elements, and two unnumbered plates being impressions of a counterfeit 1862 $100 United States note and an unfinished counterfeit $20 First National Bank of New York note. Plate 5 printed in green ink and erroneously numbered 4 (hand-corrected in ink); full-size counterfeit plates printed in green and black ink and not hole-punched. Ink correction to List of Illustrations. Binding worn, with tears to cloth; very good or so.
    Estimate $350
    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
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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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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