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    1922 Grant With Star Half Dollar, MS67+
    Remarkable, Highly Lustrous Example

    1922 G$1 Grant With Star MS67+ NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This issue is highly popular, perhaps in part due to the excellence of the original design by Laura Gardin Fraser, who went on to design the beautiful Oregon Trail Memorial half dollars (in conjunction with her husband James Earle Fraser), among others. This wonderfully preserved and flawlessly struck representative sits very near the top of the existing Census listing at NGC: only 10 coins have been graded finer at MS68 by that company, and PCGS has seen just one piece finer, also at MS68 as of (8/14).

    At arm's-length this coin presents a remarkably effulgent appearance, and lovely yellow-gold coloration that uniformly adorns each side of the piece.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $25.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# BYPS, PCGS# 7459)

    Weight: 1.70 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th 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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