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    Smith, A.M. Visitor's Guide and History of the United States Mint, Philadelphia.. Philadelphia, 1885. 8vo, original brown half morocco, gilt, with gilt impression of Liberty distributing coins on black cloth. Lithographic title page printed on both sides; (4), 175, (1) pages; finely engraved steel portrait of Daniel Fox; illustrated throughout ("over 1900 fine engravings"). Spine very worn, as usual. Very good. A scarce deluxe binding. The engraved plate of James Kimball is not included in these deluxe bindings.
    Estimate $150.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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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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