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    1787 Vermont BRITANNIA, AU50
    Ryder-13, Whitman-2255

    1787 COPPER Vermont Copper, BRITANNIA AU50 NGC. RR-13, Bressett 17-V, W-2255, R.1. This distinctive die pair is the most plentiful of all Vermont copper varieties. Tony Carlotto assigns a rating of R.1 and suggests on page 67 that 800 examples survive. Only two other varieties, RR-16 and RR-27, are similarly plentiful. The Britannia reverse is a Machin's Mills product, used extensively for imitation halfpence before it was combined with the present obverse, where it always appears as a well-worn die. Grading is always by the obverse alone. This example blends olive-brown and tan with a trace of high-point wear. Minor planchet lamination is noted on the reverse, but the overall appearance is sound. A trace of the 1787 date is seen on this coin, a rare occurrence in the variety.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 2B5C, PCGS# 554)


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    May, 2014
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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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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