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1855/2 Republic 8 Escudos

Bold and Original

Republic gold 8 Escudos 1855/2-GJ, KM34.1, XF45 NGC. A bold overdate with considerable original luster remaining around the devices. There are small softly struck areas at 12:00 on the obverse, and 6:30 on the reverse, cause by this coin being struck on a faulty planchet. The color is light golden, overall, and quite pleasing.

Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson. Krause catalog price(s) for this item: $2750 in VF, $5400 in EF.


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Auction Dates
January, 2014
14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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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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