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    Janesville City Bank $2 Proof-Likely Unique in Private Hands

    Janesville, WI - Janesville City Bank $2 January 2, 1855 WI-285 G4. Proof. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ.
    This is a very rare Janesville title. The Krause collection had only a $5 Specimen note from the bank, with flaws, and a ex: Bookbinder. This is a Gem proof, the only impression from the sheet engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co, New York and printed on India paper only. At the upper left are Plenty and Liberty seated on the shore, with the title above and across the center. To the right of center is a female portrait. Intricate counters in the four corners are all differently styled. Hole Punch Cancelled as prepared at TC. This is a very bold, deeply inked impression; beautiful and striking. It is likely unique in private hands, as the only other proof observed is the plate note archived in Madison.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    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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