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    Naples & Sicily. Ferdinando IV copper Pattern 10 Tornesi 1796-P AP, MIR-388, MS64 BN NGC. Listed in MIR as R5, this exceptional specimen exhibits light brown tone with ample mint red in protected areas. Our research yielded no examples of this type appearing at auction in the past 15 years; in support of the rarity of this piece, the MIR catalog does not even contain a photograph of this type, just a line drawing. This is a once in a generation opportunity for the collector of Neapolitan rarities!

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
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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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