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    Rolla, MO - $5 1875 Fr. 406 The NB of Rolla Ch. # 1865 PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent.
    A great note from a much in demand location, which offers a nice combination of type and signature rarity. The National Bank Note Census shows only four First Charter notes, all of which are $5 examples, extant from this bank; one is well circulated and three, all from the same sheet, listed as Uncirculated. This piece is the fourth note from that sheet, and, while quite nice, it is hardly "Uncirculated." None of the three other notes from the sheet have been offered in living memory, and the sole remaining note (the low grade example) has been off the market since it last appeared in the Grinnell sale in March of 1946. The signature combination found on this note, that of Bruce and Wyman, is excessively rare, with the current edition of the Friedberg catalogue indicating that only four examples are known, a figure which now rises to five. For whatever reason, the Track & Price Census for this bank is wildly inaccurate, listing several First Charters which simply do not exist. But this piece is the genuine item, and the initial First Charter to be offered from this bank in at least a generation and possibly since 1946. The Apparent designation, "Small Edge Tear at Top Center," is the sole detraction noted on the holder, and affects absolutely nothing. A bright example with great color, bold signatures, and an exceptionally ornate title layout for a First Charter.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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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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