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    Stunning Producers Bank, Janesville Full Color Wellstood Proof

    Janesville, WI - Producers Bank $5 18__ WI-290 G8a. Proof. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ.
    This is another very stunning, full color proof from the Wellstood, Hay & Whiting, New York imprint, a firm not contained in the 1990 American Banknote Company Archive sales. In this series, the $5 proof is the highest denomination and we know of only one other proof, a $3 India paper proof affixed to paper. Initially discovered in 2007 it was part of the "Wellstood Album" that was broken up and sold at the Memphis auction. This WHW proof is printed on India paper and mounted on its original cardstock. The complete light orange tint has a micro-lettered pattern FIVE across the note with deeper orange around the frame; the left and right corners show shield-like counters. The left end shows a perpendicular italic FIVE between micro-lettered panels. The top center has a vignette showing wild horses running, a very rare version used on only a few notes. At the bottom center is a well-styled denomination counter. Hole Punch Cancelled as made. There are no issued notes known from the bank and the only offering seen by us was the cited "Wellstood Album" $3 proof. This Gem example of the most beautiful type from the series is an exciting offering.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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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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