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    Early Abner Reed Harford Proof

    Hartford, CT - Hartford Bank $5 180_ CT-165 G184. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 55.
    This is a very early Abner Reed Harford proof with his personal imprint at the bottom. Perpendicularly, within identical cartouches are CONNECTICUT at left and FIVE DOLLARS at right. At the bottom center, the oval Connecticut seal with plate letter and imprint at bottom. The textual denomination is top center flanked by identical "5" counters. This is a rare proof, but we note the cutting is a bit wavy and there are pen squiggles in the signatures used as cancellations.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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