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    Engaging 1864 Legal Tender $2 Embarkation of the Pilgrims Face Essay Proof

    $2 1864 Spencer Clark Proposed Series for Legal Tender Notes Face Essay Proof Hessler USE10d. PCGS Very Choice New 64.
    The second of the three denominations for Legal Tender notes proposed by Spencer Clark in an 1864 report to Salmon P. Chase. This India paper proof is affixed to a new yellow card. Printed by the National Currency Bureau without an imprint. The full width, progressive version of the Embarkation of the Pilgrims, 1620, is featured, but not yet titled titled under the vignette. A superb scene adapted from Robert W. Weir and engraved by Joseph P. Ourdan for the Bureau. Likely the Hessler plate note. An outstanding example and exceedingly rare. This example and the previous $1 Essay Proof form a powerful pair, important historical proofs from the early days of the Bureau.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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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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