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    1806 Memo Book for Bank Bills
    Extraordinary Record of Bills Encountered

    Phipps, Jason. Memorandum Book for Bank Bills 1806. Title taken from handwritten note on rear cover. Small [18 by 10 cm] notebook of 24 pages with plain paper covers, stitched. Every page is covered with minute handwriting in which Phipps has recorded every bank bill that passed through his hands from January 1806 through June 1815 (this last recorded on the inside back cover). In each entry, he records the date of receipt, a description of the note (denomination, bank, serial number, signers), from whom it was received and to whom he passed it along, all in order to protect himself in the event he inadvertently passed a counterfeit bill. Front cover with some loss to top, else very good. The banks mentioned in the text seem primarily to be from Rhode Island or Connecticut, with some exceptions. An exceptional document, of considerable interest to anyone studying circulation of bank bills in this period. Estimate $750.
    Ex: Goodspeed's Book Shop (9/1957).
    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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