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    The Rare and Puzzling
    1859 Edition of Hodges

    Hodges, J. Tyler. Hodges' Genuine Bank Notes of America. The Only Original and Correct Work Ever Published, Except the Bank Note Safe-Guard, Giving Plain, Succinct, and Reliable Descriptions of Every Genuine Bank Note of Every Denomination on Every Bank in the United States & Canada. A Valuable Detecter of Spurious, Altered, and Counterfeit Money, Compiled Carefully from Original Sources, Arranged and Published for the Use of, and Sent without Charge, to the Subscribers of Hodges' Journal of Finance and Bank Reporter. New-York, 1859. 4to [29.5 by 22.5 cm], original blindstamped dark brown cloth, gilt. 39, (1) pages. Outer page edges trimmed as issued to provide tabs for the issues of the various states.

    This interesting volume was published in lieu of the usual Bank Note Safe-Guard for 1859, and is very rare, with the example from the Ford library being the only other copy of which we are aware to have appeared in a numismatic auction. Not listed in Sigler, the American Numismatic Society Dictionary Catalogue, nor the Fuld, Champa, or Bass sales. Dillistin page 144: "This publication followed the same format as that of Thompson's list. Apparently they both first appeared in 1859. Just who was the originator of this type of publication is not known. While it appears that Thompson issued at least thirty-one editions of his descriptive list, only one edition of Hodge's list was found." Binding worn, with spine perished and board separated; contents 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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    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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