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    1913 Type Two Nickel, PR66
    Second Scarcest Matte Proof Issue

    1913 5C Type Two PR66 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The second design type from 1913 features a thin, straight line that the bison stands on. There were 1,514 Type Two proofs struck, a considerable mintage in the context of the matte proof series, but undoubtedly many were melted as unsold at year's end, making this the second scarcest issue in the series. This is a razor-sharp example that displays dusky gray-rose toning. Light magnification reveals strong underlying mint luster, and we do not see any traces of carbon spotting.
    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 @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 278S, PCGS# 3990)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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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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