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    1887-S Twenty Dollar, Unc Details
    Minimally Marked and Lustrous

    1887-S $20 -- Obverse Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. Unc. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The Philadelphia Mint's proof-only mintage of 121 coins makes the 1887-S the only collectible issue for date collectors (283,000 coins struck). Examples are plentiful in most grades, as many coins were exported for international trade and have returned in recent years after decades in foreign vaults. Mint-green and peach-gold color blend with swirling mint frost over the surfaces of this Uncirculated representative. A uniformly sharp strike defines the design elements, and the noted cleaning is not distracting.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $75.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    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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