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    Distinctive Lymen's Protection Lawrence Bank $1 Note

    Lawrence, KS - Lawrence Bank $1 18__ KS-40 G2a, Whitfield 213. Remainder. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 PPQ.
    A riveting beauty from this extremely colorful Kansas series printed using the (George) "Lymen's Protection" and engraved by the American Banknote Company. The Lymen's Protection was used on only very few issues (most often seen on Detroit's State Bank of Michigan). Along with the red tint, it divided the note into different compartment widths depending on the denomination. In this full red-tinted $1 layout, the note is divided into 2/3 at left and 1/3 at right. In the larger portion are two vignettes: a veiled woman in an oval frame and a farmer carrying a heavy sack of grain from the mill. The bank suffered a fire, among other setbacks, and it is possible that no properly issued notes were issued. Our experience rates this as a High Rarity-5 (11-25 known) as opposed to the listed Rarity-6 (6-10 known) published in the original Whitfield reference. However, this excellent example is one of the finer we have seen. The margins are close and typical for the series, but the color and style is exceptional.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 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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