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    Smith, A.M. Coins and Coinage. The United States Mint, Philadelphia.. Philadelphia, c. 1883. 12mo, contemporary but not original red quarter pin-grained morocco with marbled sides; spine lettered in gilt; tan endpapers; page edges plain; original pictorial paper covers titled Illustrated History of the U.S. Mint.. bound in. 120, (8) pages; text illustrations. The new 1883 Liberty Head nickels are depicted on a page following the main text. Also included is a damaged deluxe version (lacking rear board and final leaf) of an early 1885 edition with a frontispiece of A. Loudon Snowden.
    Estimate $100.
    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
    Internet/Mail Bids: 5
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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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