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    Finer of Two Known First Appearance in 26 Years

    Hannibal, MO - $5 Original Fr. 397a The First NB Ch. # 1571 PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent.
    One of the great Missouri notes in the Newman Collection, featuring Columbus on both front and back as he sights, then reaches, the New World. This short-lived bank issued First Charters only, and this piece is the second of two known and the first to be offered since the other note's single appearance in a 1989 auction. Hannibal, of course, is famous as the birthplace and boyhood home of Mark Twain, but by the time this bank was chartered in 1865 Twain had gone west to seek his fortune. Hannibal had changed significantly since Twain's youth, having become a regional commercial center and a transportation hub for both river and rail traffic. PCGS noted pinholes (there are a few) and small edge splits (which affect absolutely nothing). Considering the rarity of this giant of a National note, such issues are trivial. Serious collectors of Hannibal material, Missouri notes or great Nationals in general should plan to view and vie for this prize.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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