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    Highest Denomination Miners Bank Rarity

    Dubuque, Iowa Territory - Miners Bank of Dubuque-Iowa Lead Mines payable at the Mechanics & Traders Bank, Cincinnati $20 18_ IA-5 G8, Oakes 58-5. Remainder. PCGS About New 53 Apparent.
    The highest denomination from this three-note series of tie notes engraved and printed by the Western Bank Note & Co./Woodruff, Tucker & Co. A balanced layout has a small cameo profile die in the top center flanked by encircled vignettes with a woman holding a basket at left, and the other raking. At bottom left is a "Johnny Appleseed" type of vignette, and at the lower right is standing Agriculture. The Flynn Collection note was superior this example and realized $5,175 as a raw note graded Very Fine-Extremely Fine. This note has some flaws mentioned, with "Minor Edge Damage and Small Tear at Bottom; Mounting Remnants on Back." This is broadly margined and is only the second example we have ever cataloged.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    4th Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    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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