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    1860 Wealth of the South Token, AU58
    Popular Type, Fuld-511/517

    1860 MS Wealth of the South Fuld-511/517mp, AU58 NGC. The obverse has a central vignette of crops with THE WEALTH OF THE SOUTH. above and RICE TOBACCO SUGAR COTTON below. The other side features a palmetto tree with stars, rays, and a cannon under its canopy. The upper legend reads NO SUBMISSION TO THE NORTH. The date 1860 is in exergue. The sole obverse die is paired with a reverse showing one crack from the rim to the second star and another from star 13 through the H in NORTH. Friction is nearly unseen, and smooth, brass-gold surfaces display marvelous ice-blue accents.
    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, 2017
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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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