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Choice New 55 "Rainbow" $1 NoteFr. 18 $1 1869 Legal Tender PCGS Choice About New 55.
A lovely example of this popular "Rainbow" type, so called because of the rich array of colors that are present on the face. Any grade-limiting factor is not readily visible through the holder of this boldly inked and well margined example. A bust of Washington in an oval frame is at the center, and the Joseph P. Ourdan-engraved vignette of Columbus and his crew approaching the New World is at the upper left. This has the appearance of a Choice New note.
Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.
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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.