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    1787 Fugio Copper, AU58
    Newman 15-Y, Eight Pointed Star

    1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," STATES UNITED, Eight Pointed Star AU58 NGC. CAC. Newman 15-Y, W-6915, R.2. 161.8 grains. This example is the latest die state, with a prominent die chip inside ring 7 at the junction of two die cracks. An AU58, it is slightly finer than the Norweb and Craige coins, and finer than the XF Ford and Retz examples. The Eric P. Newman coin is clearly in the Condition Census for the 15-Y die pair. This splendid olive-brown piece shows minor reverse planchet lamination where rings 4 and 5 are intertwined.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B8K, PCGS# 898)

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    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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