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    1828 Square Base 2, Large 8 Guide Book Variety
    Finest Known O-109, MS66+

    1828 50C Square Base 2, Large 8 MS66+ NGC. CAC. O-109, R.3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Just two die pairs of 1828 will meet the needs of Guide Book and Registry Set collectors who seek the Square Base 2, Large 8's variety, O-108 and O-109. Each carries an R.3 rarity rating. This high-end Premium Gem features jaw-dropping eye appeal. Both sides are blanketed in the vivid pattern of silver-gray, golden-brown and violet toning that is a hallmark of this collection's originality and the many coins that served time in Wayte Raymond albums. The strike and luster fully support the MS66+ designation. Die lines above the cap are indicators of an early state for this die pair. The obverse die was used again on the 1828 O-108, married to a different reverse die.

    We find but one similarly graded example of the 1828 O-109. It brought $18,400 back in 2004 (ANR's "Jung Sale" lot 62, PCGS MS66). The finest 1828 O-108 is a PCGS graded MS65+ that yielded $18,400 at our February 2011 Long Beach Sale (lot 3683). It should be noted that the Newman coin is one of the finest known 1828 half dollars regardless of die variety. Census: 7 in 66+, 0 finer (10/13).
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $2.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 24FR, PCGS# 6150)


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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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    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

    This work will be the premier reference for 1796-1797 half dollars for years to come. Institutions having an extensive numismatic library or coin cabinet will find it a valuable complement to their holdings, and catalogers charged with writing up specimens for auction can now have an indispensable source of background and pedigree information. Likewise, coin dealers seeking to purchase one or more '96 or '97 half dollars for a client or for inventory, and collectors who own, have owned, or desire to own one will want this important reference work for their libraries.

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