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    Eric P. Newman Research Files:
    Articles on Early American Coinage

    Newman, Eric P. Research Files for Various Articles by Eric P. Newman on Early American Coinage. One box of correspondence, clippings, photocopies, notes, personal memoranda, and various manuscript and draft materials for several articles by Eric P. Newman on early American coinage, with some additional material on the subject not intended for specific articles. Over 1000 pages present. Materials generally well-preserved.

    This lot includes a substantial amount of material on the Nova Constellatio coppers and related pieces, about which Eric P. Newman wrote on more than one occasion. Present here are research materials compiled for his 1960 Numismatic Scrapbook article, "The Source of the Nova Constellatio Copper Coinage" and his 1996 COAC article "New Thoughts on the Nova Constellatio Private Copper Coinage," consisting of notes, correspondence, clippings, and other items. Also present are a number of photographs of Nova Constellatio and Immune Columbia pieces, various drafts and clippings (some of them post-dating his last published work on the subject), and other materials.

    Additional articles by Newman which are represented here with archival materials are: "An Excited Mob Besieges the Philadelphia Mint Changers" (Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine, October 1962); "A Dangerous Oak Tree Shilling Copy Appears" (The Numismatist, February 1963); "Auctori Plebus--But with No Authority Whatsoever" (The Numismatist, November 1964); "Circulation of Pre-U.S. Mint Copper Coins in Nineteenth Century America" (ANS Coinage of the Americas Conference, 1985); "Were Counterfeit British Style Halfpence Dated 1785 Made Specifically for American Use?" (Museum Notes, 1988); "1796 Broadside Located Covering Circulation of English Halfpence and Farthings in New England" (Colonial Newsletter, July 1995); "Daily Bread: Early American 'Coppers' Specified in Bread Price Regulation in British Occupied New York City (1777-1783)" (Colonial Newsletter, April 2001). Correspondents include Q. David Bowers, Mike Ringo, Ned Barnsley, Jim Spilman, Phil Keller, Walter Breen, Don Taxay, J. Norman Crosby, Al Hoch, and Norman Bryant. An important offering from the Newman archives. Estimate $5,000.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

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    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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