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    Eric P. Newman Research Files:
    Articles on Early American Paper Money

    Newman, Eric P. Research Files for Various Articles by Eric P. Newman on Early American Paper Money. One box of correspondence, photocopies, photographs, notes, clippings, personal memoranda, and various manuscript and draft materials for several articles by Eric P. Newman on early American paper money, as well as additional material on various other aspects of the early paper money of America. Over 1000 pages present. Materials generally well-preserved.

    Substantial material is here present relating to the important article, "Newly Discovered Franklin Invention: Nature Printing on Colonial and Continental Currency," published over four issues of The Numismatist in 1964. Newman's attempts to identify nature prints on Colonial currency by plant type led him to correspond with a variety of specialists outside numismatics, including Edwin Wolf, of the Library Company of Philadelphia, George H.M. Lawrence, of the Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt Botanical Library, and Kneeland McNulty, of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Drafts of Newman's article are present, including a large-paper draft, with halftone plates. The illustrations were especially important for this article, and Newman discusses the subject at length with Numismatist editor Elston Bradfield in the correspondence present here. Other correspondence present is between Newman and the Smithsonian, the American Antiquarian Society, the Papers of Benjamin Franklin project, Sarah Freeman from Johns Hopkins University, and many others.

    Other articles by Eric P. Newman for which archival materials are here present include: "Sources of Emblems and Mottoes: Continental Currency and the Fugio Cent" (The Numismatist, December 1966); "Study Reveals Data on 1787 Fugio Cent" (Coin World, December 28, 1966); "Franklin Making Money More Plentiful" (Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 1971); "Benjamin Franklin's Numismatic Accomplishments" (Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Numismatics, 1973); "Numismatic Humor on Civil War Patriotic Envelopes" (The Numismatist, August 1973); "A Mysterious Paper Money Interlock between Canada and United States" (Canadian Paper Money Journal, July 1984); "New York City Small Change Bills of 1814-1816" (Proceedings of the Coinage of the Americas Conference, 1985); "The Earliest Money Using the Dollar as an Official Unit of Value" (The Numismatist, November 1985); "Earliest Known Error on U.S. Paper Money" (Paper Money, September-October 1987, with Ron Horstman); and "An American Numismatic Pamphlet Featuring the Execution of a Counterfeiter" (The Asylum, Fall 2001). Materials include correspondence, notes, drafts, meeting programs, clipped material from published sources, photographs, and personal memoranda. Also present is correspondence with the North Carolina Museum of History (including photographs of North Carolina Colonial paper money from their collection, in addition to photocopies of museum catalogue records), the City of Charleston, South Carolina, and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History relating to a one penny note issued by the City of Charleston on October 9, 1773, and Ned Downing relating to New Hampshire colonial paper money. Another significant offering.
    Estimate $3,000.
    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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