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    St. Louis, MO - Bank of the State of Missouri $10 Dec. 7, 1842 MO-60 S5 Spurious Issue. PCGS Very Good 10 Apparent.
    A well-known spurious type, described in period Bank Note Reporters and Counterfeit Detectors. This imitates the earlier style Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co. Phila. & New York $10 plate, but with major differences. The overall layout, titles, and counters are similar to the genuine; however, the custom-engraved Zebulon Pike steamboat vignette is not used by the counterfeiters. The transportation-themed vignette instead shows an early train heading east and a steamboat heading west in the background; the end portraits are Washington at left and Lafayette at right rather than Clark and Boone. The Shields signature at left is engraved. "Minor Mounting Remnants on Back" are noted by grading. Better than average condition for the type. This illustrates an important comparison with the genuine type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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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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