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    Armstrong Academy, Indian Territory (OK) - Choctaw Nation - Choctaw Treasury Warrant $1 March 1, 1863 Cr. CHOC2 , Burgett 2, Durand IT-2. PCGS Very Fine 25.
    The Confederate period Indian Nations notes are tangible reminders of this lesser known military theatre during the Civil War. Confederate currency scholars and collectors have studied these series and Eric Newman has been greatly interested their history. The Choctaw Nation pieces are well known and collected in the Southern States canon with Criswell-Shull numbers. The Armstrong Academy was founded in 1845 by the Baptist Mission. Four denominations were printed on different colored paper to help differentiate them. Printed on light blue rag paper, without an imprint, using a local typeset style in black. A double-line border encloses the texts and obligations. The denomination ONE DOLLAR is across, with a pattern at the left end. The bottom has a small "$1" and "1" counter. Signed at lower right by J. Riley as the "National Secretary of said Nation." The diagonal signature of "S.[amuel] Garland/P. C. C. N." across the left is the official face endorsement, and the written "Paid" vertically down the center notes the redemption. No. 1779/No.1. The back is endorsed, and the note was reissued on Oct. 17, 1865 with five percent interest. Rare and with a Shull-Criswell Rarity 10 (5-15 known) rating. This is a bold example from the face and has ample margins.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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    May, 2017
    3rd Wednesday
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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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