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    Extremely Rare Monett NB $20 Value Back

    Monett, MO - $20 1882 Value Back Fr. 581 The First NB Ch. # (M)5973 PCGS Very Fine 20.
    A second Value Back from this tough-to-obtain bank. This is only the second $20 Value Back to be reported from this Missouri institution and is comparable in grade to the other known piece. Vignettes show a highly dramatic scene from the Battle of Lexington at left, and Columbia marching with an archetypal farmer, sailor, and mechanic at right. The back has TWENTY DOLLARS across the center. This note displays even wear and excellent color for the grade. We auctioned only one similar example, from the Malcolm Trask collection in January 2005. That raw "Very Fine+" graded example realized $4,025. Though this is not as sharp as that note, it is problem-free, attractive, and rare.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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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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