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    An Exceptionally Rare 1750 Boston
    Conversion Guide to New Currency Values

    Kneeland & Green [publishers] (?). A Table Shewing the Value of Old Tenor Bills, in Lawful Money, to the 15th Part of a Farthing, from One Penny to £10,000... (Boston): Printed & Sold (by Kneeland & Green?) Opposite the Prison in Queen-Street, (1750?). 9.5 by 4.75 cm, contemporary marbled paper covers. (24) pages. Complete, though possibly originally issued with printed wraps no longer extant. Publication information is speculative, and is based on another copy in printed wraps with a bookseller advertisement on the back cover. Not in Evans or Bristol; Early American Imprints 49366. A similar guide is discussed in the July 1871 issue of the American Journal of Numismatics. The Province of Massachusetts-Bay adjusted the value of its paper money a few times during the first half of the 18th century, making a table showing the conversion rates quite useful. This volume includes additional tables on the value of silver, on calculating interest, and for the counting of dollars. Extremely rare. Marbled covers worn; minor occasional discoloration to leaves. Very good, and quite charming.
    Estimate $750.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    November, 2018
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    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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