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    Very Rare Amite City Scrip Issuer

    Amite City, LA - L. & A. Frank $1 1862 Remainder. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    This is a great rarity. Although we know of at least two other rare issuers from Amite City, this is the first note we have encountered by this merchant pair. Noted in the top edge as "Redeemable in either of our Stores, Amite City, La." A very distinctive and attractive note with imprint. Printed in blue in all blue on white bond paper. A busy beehive sits on a stand with the motto "By Industry we thrive." Titles and obligation are across the center. A Native American chief, using his long bow as a support and holding a tomahawk in the other, stands above a ONE counter. At the right, end a large perpendicular ONE is situated in the cartouche with a leaf and vine motif. A crisp note with very bold eye appeal. Noted with "Mounting on Back," which does not affect the face. Another extreme rarity from the diverse Newman Louisiana obsolete collection.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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