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    Heath Counterfeit Detector
    Twelfth Pocket Edition, Newman 12-P-1

    Heath, Laban. Heath's Infallible Government Counterfeit Detector, at Sight. Illustrated with Entire New Plates of Both Greenbacks and National Bank Notes. The Only Infallible Method of Detecting Counterfeit, Spurious, Altered Bank Notes and Government Bonds, as Now in Circulation or That May Be Issued, Applicable to All Banks in the United States and Canada, with Genuine Designs from the Original Government Plates, By Authority from the United States Treasury Department. Boston and Washington: Heath, 1877. Twelfth edition. 16mo, original blindstamped russet cloth; front cover decoratively lettered in gilt. Engraved title preceding printed title; 48 pages; 7 engraved plates depicting the right-hand sides of (above) United States Notes and (below) National Currency respectively in $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations. Extensive descriptive advertising for the Banking & Counting House Edition on pages 36-41, followed by ads for magnifiers (pages 42-43) and the Descriptive Pamphlet (pages 45-46); recommendations and testimonials on pages 44, and 47-48. Bookseller's label on front pastedown; fine. An important edition with new plates.
    Estimate $300
    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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