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    1724 Rosa Americana Twopence, XF40
    Martin 5.1-H.1

    1724 2PENCE Rosa Americana Pattern Twopence -- Corrosion -- NGC Details. XF. Martin 5.1-H.1, W-1358, R.7. Goiter Head. Young Head of George, facing right. The Goiter Head name was inspired by the bulge on the throat. This rare example is heavily corroded but still shows a substantial degree of detail on each side. Some rim damage is noteworthy on the upper reverse near 1 o'clock. Reddish-golden accents are prominent across the obverse fields and centers, while deep navy-blue patina envelops most of the remaining surfaces. Only eight examples of this rare issue, thought to be a pattern, are known.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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