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    Beautifully Engraved Insurance Bank of W.B. Partee $2 Proof

    New Orleans, LA - Insurance Bank of W.B. Partee & Co. $2 July 1, 1851. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ.
    This is a second, and the highest denomination proof, from this interesting series of 1851-dated notes. The size format is slightly smaller than standard Obsolete banknotes and is engraved by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York & N.O. Printed on India paper only, and a superbly designed type. Top center, seated Hebe pours water for an eagle, the cup balancing in the clouds At the lower left is a demure sea nymph reclining upon a seashell. This is a quite a handsome proof and the first we have seen or catalogued. Faintest handling seen only with scrutiny; the appearance is Gem.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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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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