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    One of Two Reported Third NB of St. Louis $5 Original Series Notes

    Saint Louis, MO - $5 Original Fr. 394b The Third NB Ch. # 170 PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    A pleasing example of a very rare early note from this otherwise available St. Louis bank; it is one of only two Original Series $5s reported from this charter and the first of the two ever to make a public appearance. The design features Columbus on the front as he spies the New World, and on the back as prepares to plant the Spanish flag. Displaying very ample margins for this normally tight-margined type, it also exhibits vivid colors and lovely pen signatures. PCGS has noted a "Small edge split at Top Left," but it is not readily discernable and does not detract at all from the overall appearance of this pretty note.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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.
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