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    Impressive Washington Branch $5 Note

    Washington, AR - Real Estate Bank of the State of Arkansas $5 April 1, 1839 AR-5 G90, Rothert 680-1. PCGS Fine 15.
    This note is a real beauty, and the grade a "Perfect Fine" with honest circulation only. The style of Rawdon, Wright & Hatch makes this an engaging type, and the Washington location is much scarcer than some of the other branches of this bank. Various modes of transportation converge in the central wharf scene: a train, a horse-drawn wagon and a riverboat. At upper right, George Washington, on horseback at Monmouth, brandishes his sword. At left center, between identical "V" counters on lathe work, is the Arkansas state seal supported by eagles. This is another wonderful Rothert plate note that contributed to Matt Rothert's groundbreaking research on Arkansas currency, and desirable as such. An undervalued series and branch location note.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    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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