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    1875 Twenty Cent Piece, PR66
    Among the Finest Certified at NGC

    1875 20C PR66 NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Like the Susan B. Anthony dollars of recent times, the twenty cent piece proved to be an unpopular denomination because the coins were difficult to distinguish from the contemporary quarters. The denomination was only coined from 1875 until 1878, with the last two years struck only in proof format. Of course, twenty cent pieces are prized by present-day collectors as type coins.

    A generous proof mintage of 2,790 twenty cent pieces was achieved in 1875, when the Mint was still optimistic about the success of the coin. This delightful Premium Gem exhibits razor-sharp definition on the design elements and deeply mirrored fields on both sides. The well-preserved surfaces are patinated in vivid shades of champagne-gold and cerulean-blue, with no mentionable distractions. Overall eye appeal is terrific. Census: 17 in 66, 1 finer (10/13).
    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 @ $8.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27GZ, PCGS# 5303)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    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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