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    Lancaster County Bank $2 Note with Impressive Layout

    Lancaster, PA - Lancaster County Bank $2 July 1, 1861 PA-215 G4a Hoober 186-53. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    There are several excellent later Pennsylvania issued notes in this auction. The present example, engraved by the American Bank Note Company, shows an impressive layout. We have seen a few examples of this type over the decades, but Lancaster County collectors have always been in ample supply, thus examples are not readily available. This type is exceptionally handsome. At the top center, a bucolic scene shows a seated milkmaid, with three cows, bowled into the title across. At the lower left is an eagle, in the style of Alfred Jones. At the lower right is a young girl blowing on a dandelion. Across the top is very unusual "drapery" formed with lathe work and micro-counters: a very striking effect. A Bright example, with boldly accomplished signatures. A well regarded bank and series. The example in the 1990 Memphis NASCA-Smythe Pennsylvania collection, Lot 1578, sold for $467.50. We recently handled an example, just about as sharp, in our 2015 FUN sale graded PCGS Very Fine 25 and realizing $1,645. This is an eye-appealing note from a traditionally popular county.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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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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