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    Eric P. Newman's Correction Copy of
    The Fantastic 1804 Dollar

    Newman, Eric P., and Kenneth E. Bressett. The Fantastic 1804 Dollar. First edition, second printing. Racine, 1962. 8vo, original brown cloth lettered in silver. 144 pages; illustrated. Eric P. Newman's extensively annotated and extra-illustrated copy, prepared for corrections of any future editions. Includes over 25 instances of published printed content inserted in the gutter or pasted onto leaves, including published comments made by Newman himself over the years. A number of pages have handwritten annotations, in more than one ink, and a detailed note is laid in discussing the erroneous photograph used on page 137 (alleged to be the Idler specimen). A few other sheets are laid in. An envelope has been affixed to the rear cover, in which several full articles and a number of letters or printed emails have been stored. The book's binding is necessarily broken by the presence of so much extra material, all of which results in a copy of the book about twice as thick as the original. A fantastic copy. Also included in this lot is Newman's revision copy of "The Dollar $ign: Its Written and Printed Origins," in the form of an annotated photocopy of the published article.
    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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    The marketing was exceptional from the photos to the ads in Civil War Times and North South Trader for the cross over people!!! I have had many emails from my Civil War collecting fraternity that saw these and I saw them at the national show in Nashville/Franklin in early December.
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