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    1864 Two Cent Piece, PR65 Red and Brown
    Large Motto

    1864 2C Large Motto PR65 Red and Brown NGC. CAC. Identified on Eric Newman's envelope as Adams-Woodin 452 (Judd-370), the regular dies two cent piece, but struck in pure copper. However, NGC conducted elemental analysis that shows this piece is the normal bronze composition and, therefore, is a regular issue 1864 Large Motto two cent piece. The mintage is historically recorded as 100 pieces, although NGC and PCGS have combined to certify 272 submissions, suggesting a higher original mintage. These pieces remain rare in proof format.

    This lovely Gem exhibits fully mirrored fields with considerable deep orange mint color with bluish overtones on the obverse and violet on the reverse. Census: 35 in 65 Red and Brown, 6 finer (2/13).
    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 @ $20; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
    From The Eric P. Newman Collection.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 274T, PCGS# 3622)


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    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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