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    Dubuque, IA - E.L. Fuller Banker payable at the Lumberman's Bank of E.L. Fuller & Co., Grand Haven, Michigan $3 Sept. 1, 1857 Oakes 55-3. PCGS Very Fine 20.
    This is a complex and long-winded title that covered three states: Illinois, Iowa and Michigan. Though the size and engraving by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson have the appearance of a banknote, this was an actually unregulated private banker note operating in those three states. Fuller issued the notes to himself from his Rockford, Illinois office, through Dubuque, and made note holders redeem the currency in Grand Haven, Michigan. Several ships are at the top center over the "Bank" title and a boy at an oar in a small vignette is at the lower left. The red protector "THREE" adds to the impressive layout. An interesting series from the turbulent 1857 period where most notes like this quickly became worthless. This is an attractive issued note.
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    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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