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    Papal States. Clemente XI 1/2 gold Scudo d'oro Year 9 (1709), Rome mint, Fr-200, Berman-2368, MS64 NGC. A surprisingly rare type; it would seem that only one other example has sold publicly in the past decade, with the present example the better of the two. That coin (Jean Elsen & ses Fils S.A., Auction 95, 15 March 2008, lot 1051) hammered at 850 euros in 2008; this coin is sure to surpass that.

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    January, 2014
    14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
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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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