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    1769 Mainz Ducat

    Among the Finest Known

    Mainz-Archbishopric. Emeric Josef gold Ducat 1769-DF, KM371, Fr-1680, MS63 NGC. Entirely prooflike and ideally centered on the flan. Impressive mirrored reflectivity in the fields and mildly frosted central surfaces produce an attractive cameo appearance. The strike is nothing short of full with all design features having been fully rendered. A most impressive example of this three-year type and quite possibly the finest known.

    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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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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