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    Popular Miners Bank of Savings 25 Cents in Gold Dust

    St. Francisco, CA - Miners Bank of Savings of Alta-California 25 Cents in Gold Dust "April, 1852". Remainder. PCGS Fine 12.
    This series of California scrip notes is a mystery and not to be confused with the Miners Bank that issued gold coins. An expensive, intaglio plate was engraved and printed by Gavit & Co., Albany. The plate was configured with one $1 note, one 75 cents note, three 50 cents notes and four 25 cents notes, with each denomination in a different size. This note, the smallest, shows a diminutive vignette of a steamer flanked by "25" counters under the title. IN GOLD DUST is prominent at bottom center. Textual denominations are in both shaded end panels. This example is Plate B of the four positions. Fully issued notes are not known to us-only remainders or notes that are falsely filled in. We consider this also to be falsely filled in. The other 25 cents from this issuer in the Newman Collection, graded PCGS Fine 15, realized $1,997.50 in the April 2015 Part VI sale. Notes from the series have always been popular.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    4th 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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