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    1890 $2 1/2 MS63 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth note that, for reasons unknown, the mintage for quarter eagles at the Philadelphia Mint dropped by more than 50% in 1890, making this a scarcer issue than either the 1888 or the 1889. This attractive example displays satiny luster and smooth surfaces. The design elements are sharply struck throughout.
    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 @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25LE, PCGS# 7842)

    Weight: 4.18 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
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 264

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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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