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    Rare "Red Fantasy Back" T39 $100-Once a Rare Confederate "Type"

    Confederate States of America - T39 $100 1862 PF-2, Cr. 289, Cr. UNL. "Fantasy Back." PCGS About New 53.
    Confederate T39 and T40 $100 "Trains" are a specialty with the most varieties and ephemeral associations. J.T. Paterson & Co., Columbia, S.C. printed these types. This is the standard design, showing a train heading west with steam rising straight up from the locomotive at top center. A milkmaid balancing her pail on her head is at lower left. Plate Ad, serial number 1321. The note has an added red "Funny Back" that was considered contemporary and proper in the 1880s. According to some auction records from the late 19th century, this red-back "type" was considered rarer than T1 or T2. This is a choice example and very collectible. This is a key "Funny" or fantasy back type due to its former status over a century ago.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-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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