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    First Published Note from Carthage, Real Estate Bank

    Carthage, MS - Planters' Real Estate Banking Company of Leake County $5 Nov. 20, 1838. MS-35 G6, Kraus 13855, Leggett-UNL. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    An exceedingly rare and possibly unique Mississippi banknote. The note is reported in Haxby, but not priced. From those listings, Guy Kraus reported the notes in his book, but appropriately wrote that he had never examined notes from the issuer. We believe this the first note ever offered from the series, and it describes the diagnostics. A primitive local plate, without imprint, was used to print the note on white paper. The layout and designs are the same as the Real Estate Banking Company of Louisville, Mississippi (Leggett 4). An eagle, with shield, trident and horn is at top center. Identical end panels show dies. Obligations are across. With signatures and serial number 11. The lack of background history makes it impossible to determine if the note is properly signed. Noted with "Edge Tears and Damage; Hinge Repairs." At this time, we consider this a unique note and an important opportunity.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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