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    Distinctive 1864 $1 Legal Tender Face Essay Proof Proposed by Clark

    $1 1864 Spencer Clark Proposed Series for Legal Tender Notes Face Essay Proof Hessler USE9FD PCGS Very Choice New 64 Apparent.
    A superbly designed series and the first of three denominations for Legal Tender notes proposed by Spencer Clark in an 1864 report to Salmon P. Chase. The design concepts from this essay series eventually were used on the backs of Original Series National Bank Notes. India paper proof, affixed to green new card. Without an imprint, printed by the National Currency Bureau. This note shows the full width vignette engraving of the untitled LANDING OF COLUMBUS, with the title cartouche empty at the bottom. Based upon the John Vanderlyn painting, it was adapted and engraved by Lorenzo Hatch. The upper right shows a decorated large "1" space, and the lower right, an open cartouche. A sweeping design and a bold impression. The Hessler plate note for this intermediate state. Noted as "Mounted; Small Stains at Left." There are a few different plate states known, very beautifully rendered, but inefficient for the practicality of an issued note. They used the designs to full advantage as backs on the Nationals. A beautifully rendered and artistic presentation, enhanced by its status as a plate note.

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    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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