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    1786 New Jersey Copper, AU53
    Possibly the Finest Known Maris 18-N

    1786 COPPER New Jersey Copper, Bridle Obverse AU53 NGC. M. 18-N, W-4895, High R.5. 140.4 grains. Just over 30 examples of this variety are known, and the Condition Census records two XF and four VF+ coins as the finest known specimens. The lovely Eric P. Newman example is clearly a Condition Census piece, and possibly the new finest known. This copper has splendid mahogany and chestnut-brown surfaces with some planchet granularity at the upper obverse and central reverse. The strike is imperfectly centered with a wide upper left obverse border.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B4J, PCGS# 501)


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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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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