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    (St. Louis, M.T.) - A.T. Crane Post Master at the Post Office St. Louis, "Post Office Change/Land Agency Office" 25 Cents/Quart de Piastre Undated (Ca. 1818-19). PCGS Very Good 10 Apparent.
    Aaron T. Crane, the signer of this note, issued two distinct series of St. Louis Post Office notes. This bilingually denominated note is from a rare and early territorial change bill series. Each denomination was printed on delicate white paper without imprint. In the common style with accordion-style cartouches at both ends, showing POST OFFICE EXCHANGE at left and LAND AGENCY OFFICE at right. Obligations and the denomination are across, with the French equivalent neatly in italics at top center. The top and bottom show a decorative border. Crane's signature is visible at the bottom. Some examples observed are postmarked, but this apparently is not. Noted with "Edge and Internal Tears." In average condition for notes that were printed on tissue-thin paper, then heavily used.
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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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