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    Newly Reported and Attractive 1875 $20 Fourth NB of St. Louis

    Saint Louis, MO - $20 1875 Fr. 431 The Fourth NB Ch. # 283 PCGS Very Fine 25.
    All genres of American paper currency in the Newman Collection have yielded exciting discoveries, and this note is no exception. It is a spectacular new addition to the census of this scarce St. Louis bank as this is the initial First Charter note of any denomination to be reported from this charter. It also represents a very rare type for the entire state of Missouri. According to the National Currency Foundation census, there were, heretofore, only three 1875 $20s reported for the state, none of which are from St. Louis. Also, of those other three known pieces, none has been publicly offered in over 25 years. Fortuitously, this Newman Part VIII offering is a most pleasing note with four wide margins, vivid colors, and sharply penned signatures. It has none of the usual problems that often plague these early type notes. 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. It is easily the finest of the now four-known 1875 $20s from the "Show Me" state. It is a wonderful trophy note destined to be sought after by the many devotees of the St. Louis area or anyone who appreciates great Nationals.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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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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