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    An Extensive Run of Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
    and Commercial Review

    Hunt, Freeman [editor]. The Merchants' Magazine, and Commercial Review. Title varies somewhat. New York, 1839-1870 (not complete). An impressive group of 55 complete volumes of this very scarce publication, which served as an important conduit of commercial knowledge in the middle of the 19th century, and which by necessity often treated of matters relating to coinage and currency, counterfeiting and banking, in its pages. Volumes present include: 1-30, 33-41, 43, 46-50, 52, 54, and 56-63. 8vo, all in 19th-century bindings much the worse for wear, most with detached boards (a few of which may be missing). Ex-library copies. Pages generally very good, but bindings dry and worn. Still, an extensive run of a difficult to find periodical. Good.
    Estimate $1,000.
    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
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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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