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    Dubuque, IA - E.L. Fuller Banker payable at the Lumberman's Bank of E.L. Fuller & Co., Grand Haven, Michigan $1 Sept. 1, 1857 Oakes 55-1. PCGS Fine 12 Apparent.
    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 note was actually from an unregulated private banker 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. The vignettes are not relevant to the title, and show an allegorical female at the shore and a clipper ship at lower left. A large red ONE protector is across the bottom, and the imprint of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York, is below. "Minor Paper Pulls at Bottom Right" are noted.

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    January, 2017
    11th Wednesday
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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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