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    Hickcox on American Coinage

    Hickcox, John H. An Historical Account of American Coinage. First edition. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1858. 8vo, contemporary black half morocco, gilt, with mottled sides; spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt, other compartments paneled in gilt; top page edges gilt; original printed front paper cover bound in at end; marbled endpapers; silk marker. viii, 151, (1) pages; 5 plates of coins, well-engraved and printed by J.E. Gavit of Albany, New York, the first two in two colors. Bound maintaining larger margins than usually seen (a previous owner's note declares it to be a large-paper copy, which it is not). Very good.
    Estimate $500.
    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: 13
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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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