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    New Haven, CT - Merchants' Bank of New Haven $5 Feb. 21, 1852 CT-285 G8 SENC. PCGS Very Good 10 Apparent.
    This is a very rare type and key issued note. Well engraved by Danforth, Bald & Co. with their version of the New Haven Green at the upper left. The perspective is different than seen on the City Bank of New Haven notes. At the far right, a standing sailor and seated mechanic. This is the first issued note we have seen, though we know of two proofs. Noted with "Edge Splits, Tears, and Damage; Minor Stains." A Connecticut issued note rarity.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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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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