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    1785 Nova Constellatio Copper, XF45
    Blunt Rays, CONSTELATIO, Crosby 1-B

    1785 C NOVA Nova Constellatio Copper, Blunt Rays, CONSTELATIO, Crosby 1-B, W-1880, R.4, XF45 NGC. Die alignment: 210°. A problem-free example of this distinctive Guide Book type, with mellow brown coloration and just enough wear to show that these coins played a real role in commerce and were not just novelties. The bold reverse die break can clearly be seen above the date. Eric P. Newman wrote a masterful overview of this series in the 1995 Coinage of the Americas Conference proceedings. Listed on page 56 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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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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