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    1839-C Five Dollar, AU Sharpness
    One-Year Type With Obverse Mintmark

    1839-C $5 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. Variety 1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Lightly cleaned with numerous light abrasions but no overt hairlines or evidence of harsh cleaning, this Charlotte Mint example is a necessity for type and gold specialists because of its one-year-only design status and the popular obverse mintmark. A year later, the portrait was subtly modified and the mintmark moved to the reverse, where it resides for the rest of the series. Despite the cleaning, mint luster remains around the devices and the in-hand impression conveys nice eye appeal.
    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 @ $30.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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