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    Francesco Morosini Osella of 3 Zecchini

    An Incredible Near Mint State Example

    Venice. Francesco Morosini gold Osella of 3 Zecchini ND (1688-94), Paolucci-341, Nomisma-200/BDA (R5), 10.4g, AU58 NGC. Obv. Kneeling Doge accepting the banner from St. Mark. Rev. Lion of San Marco standing left resting paw upon open book. Superbly struck, with original mint luster remaining, and no distracting marks. The surfaces display only the slightest touch of rubbing on the high points. An extremely rare type and denomination, and the first example we have seen offered.

    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: 9
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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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