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    Sharply Printed Merchants Bank (1st) $10 Proof

    New Orleans, LA - Merchants' Bank of New Orleans (1st) $10 18__ LA-90 G4 SENC. Proof. PCGS About New 53.
    A second denomination from this first bank title proof series engraved and printed by Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co. on India paper only. Very rare, with the only other example known to us being the Haxby Plate Note; that was sold in the Western Reserve Historical Society sale in 1996 by Christie's. This note has a more symmetrical layout than the $5 denomination. At the top is a seated woman in period dress representing Navigation, Hope, and Plenty. The top corners have cameo portraits of Washington facing across the note and with ornate "10" dies at the bottom. This is a sharply printed proof with some handling only. Noted as Hole Punch Cancelled, as made, and typical of proofs.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
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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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