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    1871 Gold Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1161, PR65 Red and Brown
    The Finest Known

    1871 G$1 Gold Dollar, Judd-1161, Pollock-1303, R.7, PR65 Red and Brown NGC.
    Design.
    The regular dies for the 1871 gold dollar, struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    Commentary. Less than half a dozen examples of Judd-1161 are known and the Newman specimen is likely the finest. Five examples have been submitted to NGC, including this Red and Brown example and another certified PR64 Red and Brown Cameo. The other three NGC pieces are designated Brown, and probably represent resubmissions of just one or two coins. PCGS has never certified an example of Judd-1161.

    Physical Description. The proof surfaces are somewhat subdued on this piece, with some inconsequential carbon flecks on the obverse and mellow toning on the reverse, veiling the apparent cameo contrast of this Gem specimen.

    Provenance. "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 @ $50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
    From The Eric P. Newman Collection. (NGC ID# 2A5G, PCGS# 71423)


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    24th-28th Wednesday-Sunday
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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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