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    1845-D Half Eagle, XF45
    Choice Dahlonega Example

    1845-D $5 XF45 NGC. CAC. Variety 13-H. Orange accents enhance the apricot-gold patina of this Choice XF Dahlonega five. Much of the bold strike remains visible on the eagle's wings, leg feathers, and on Liberty's hair curls. Two die pairs are known for the issue, identified by the position of the date. This example is the more common variety with the date high and left beneath the bust truncation. A single horizontal abrasion in Liberty's hair above the ear is the most noticeable mark.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25TC, PCGS# 8224)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    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: 11
    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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