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    Wapello, IA - City of Wapello $2 Aug. 31, 1857 Oakes 109-2. PCGS Very Fine 25.
    The City of Wapello chose Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York to engrave plates for their series of municipal notes, and each is thoughtfully designed. A seated Native American warrior leans on a shield using the motto ENTERPRISE. Flanking are small red "2" protectors. Transportation motifs are on the bottom corners: at left, a canal boat and train in the background going over a high bridge; at right, a classic stone railroad bridge vignette used on many notes from this engraving concern. The auction records for this series have climbed, and we sold a PCGS Very Fine 35 example in the 2015 FUN Signature sale for $588. Folds are seen from the back. Crisp, with a "New" appearance; conservatively graded.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 13
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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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