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    Extremely Rare County of Chicot Note

    Columbia, AR - Treasurer of the County of Chicot April 5, 1844 $10 Interest Bearing Rothert 131-2. PCGS About New 50.
    A handsome county note printed from intaglio plates by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New Orleans; this shows a significant departure from the Civil War era county bills crudely printed on emergency use paper. In this layout, seated Commerce is featured at top center, with her arm draped casually over a shield as coins spill from the sack at her feet. A farmer harvesting corn is at right, adapted from the art of William Sidney Mount. The note is slightly taller than a standard Obsolete in order to contain lengthy obligations under the title across. Although authorized to pay 10% interest from the date, when presented in 1848 and 1854, the note was denied for "want of funds" as endorsed by hand on the verso. This is an extremely rare note and the $50 denomination from this series in Newman Part VI realized $1,528 in active bidding.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 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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