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    Heath Counterfeit Detector
    Fourteenth Pocket Edition, Newman 14-P-1

    Heath, Laban. Heath's Infallible Government Counterfeit Detector, at Sight. Illustrated with Entire New Plates of Both Greenbacks and National Bank Notes... Boston and Washington: Heath, 1883. Fourteenth edition. 16mo, original blindstamped maroon cloth; front cover decoratively lettered in gilt. Heath's introduction continues to be for the twelfth edition. Engraved title preceding printed title; 47, (1) pages, including prefatory chapter by Casilear; 10 engraved plates depicting the right-hand sides of United States Notes and National Currency respectively in $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations, followed by three plates depicting the right-hand sides of the backs of the National Currency notes of the $2 and $5, $10 and $20, and $50 and $100 denominations, all printed in green and black; unnumbered advertising pages including ones for Heath's magnifiers (with two illustrations). Contemporary ownership signature on front flyleaf. Ink stamps from contemporary bank on flyleaf; embossed stamp to title; cloth sunned. Very good or better. Scarce.
    Estimate $400
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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