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    Des Moines, IA - State Bank of Iowa, at Des Moines $5 Oct. 1, 1859 IA-1 G74 SENC, Oakes 37-5. PCGS Fine 12 Apparent.
    A genuine note from the branch, and very rare. Under the title, a long wagon train travels forward (the vignette appears on Great Salt Lake City notes also). The Union vignette is at lower left, and Antoine LeClaire is at lower right. The red security back shows a multitude of the number five. "Edge Splits, Tears, and Damage" and "Tape on Back" are cited by PCGS. Although with some condition faults, a genuine note, with clear signatures, and rare.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    3rd Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
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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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