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    French Canada. Louis XV copper Jeton 1755, Lecompte-148 var., Br-515, AU53 Brown NGC. Obv. Bust right with bandeau, script FM below.  Rev. The Argo with the Golden Fleece atop its mast and bearing the Argonauts. The bust on this piece is not the usual armored type seen with Lecompte-148. The color for this example is a light mahogany, with no significant defects.

    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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