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    1670-A French Colonies 5 Sols
    Martin 2-G, AU53

    1670-A 5SOL French Colonies 5 Sols, Breen-256, W-11605, Martin 2-G. R.6, AU53 NGC. Die alignment: 210°. These highly important North American Colonial coins were authorized by Louis XIV on February 19, 1670, and struck later that year, being the first French Colonial pieces explicitly struck for their American possessions. This attractive original example has slate gray toning with gold highlights and a couple areas of darker coloration on the obverse. The reverse, which features some heavy die cracks, is somewhat softer in hue, with a blush of pink to the gray background. A high-grade piece, Martin lists no uncirculated 5 sols of this die combination in his census. Listed on page 54 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 2AXH, PCGS# 158627)


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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
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    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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