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    Superb Gem Major Waldron's Terrible Fight Vignette Proof

    Columbus, WI - Bank of Columbus $5 18__ WI-95 G6. Proof. PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ.
    A Superb Gem India paper proof mounted on its original card, engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co. This $5 denomination, unique from the sheet, is the highest denomination issued by the bank. The distinctive and rare historical vignette at top center relates to the aftermath of King Philip's War in New England. Major Waldron's Terrible Fight, engraved by W.W. Rice with background by James Smillie, appears to be roughly adapted from earlier engraved book images. The scene is subtle, but the impending danger is clear when Native Americans, one with knife in hand, are shown entering the household while the family is at prayers. As the dog responds, the mother reaches out to alert her husband. The lower left shows a Native American man with a spear on a galloping horse. "Hole Punch Cancelled" as noted, but only through the India paper, and "Mounted on Cardstock." A few of these "Waldron" vignette proofs have been present in the Newman Collection Minnesota and Wisconsin proofs. Since the rare vignette might only appear at auction every few years, this marvelous proof presents a great opportunity.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    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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