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    Choice Virginia April 1, 1773 James River Bank 3 Pounds

    Virginia April 1, 1773 3 Pounds James River Bank Form Fr. VA-63. PCGS Very Fine 35.
    The James River Bank forms from Virginia are another rather unique looking series of notes. They were issued in two series, with those from April 1, 1773 scarcer. The face shows an indenting pattern and a small ship vignette at the left. Fine engraved texts are across the notes, with blank spaces for the handwritten denominations. Printed backs feature ornamental bordering and the counterfeit warning. The blank notes, prior to being filled in for issuance, were in books of 100 notes. This is a superb type note from the series, and virtually at the top of the condition ladder. Very vibrant, with fresh and natural paper. Signed by Peyton Randolph, John Blair, and Robert Carter Nicholas. The note appears PPQ, with the embossing of the ornamentation and warning from the back showing to the face boldly. The margining is balanced, and the wavy indent at the left is perfectly formed. This is another undervalued series of Colonial notes, especially in top grade such as this.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
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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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