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    The Scarce First Printing of
    The Fantastic 1804 Dollar

    Newman, Eric P., and Kenneth E. Bressett. The Fantastic 1804 Dollar. First printing. Racine: Whitman, 1962. 8vo, original brown textured cloth lettered in silver. 144 pages; illustrated. Inscribed, signed, and dated by both authors on the front flyleaf. Page edges spotted from storage, else fine.

    A third signed copy of the first printed proofs. One of the key diagnostics between this printing and final published version is the name of Chapter IX. Here, it is "The Diplomatic Gift Delusion." In the final version it is "The Diplomatic Gift Background." It is indicative of Eric P. Newman's character that he enjoyed telling this story and never tried to hide how close they came to publishing a serious error.
    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
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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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