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    Rare City of Keokuk Issued $2 Note

    Keokuk, IA - City of Keokuk $2 Oct. 1, 1857 Oakes 80-2. PCGS Fine 15.
    A well-engraved and rare series of notes printed from Danforth, Wright & Co, plates. The Rarity-6 rating (6-10 known) by Oakes appears accurate based on appearance and auction records available. The style and layout are lovely. Slightly left of center is a three-quarter portrait of a finely dressed woman in an intricate frame. At bottom left, a man wearing a wide-brimmed hat takes a rest. At bottom right, a hunter fells a deer in a forest. We have three auction records, including one for $1,438 at the 2004 FUN Signature sale, that note a pleasing Very Fine. This is not quite as sharp, but is pleasing and problem-free.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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