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    New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Improvement and Banking Co. (Banque des Amèliorations) $20 Nov. 22, 1836 LA-120 G6. PCGS Fine 15 Apparent.
    An above average grade example from this Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, New-York engraved plate series. Like most notes from the bank, this features the unique top center vignette designed for the bank. The extremely long and well-detailed view of the St. Louis Hotel building shows throngs of people in the foreground involved in day-to-day activities. The bank titles are in French (Banque des Amèliorations) and English (New Orleans IMPROVEMENT and Banking Co.) Identical end panels show 20/VINGT/XX vertically. The magnificent J.N.B. de Pouilly-designed building vignette's usage is interesting. Noted with "Rust Stains on Back at Left." A bold note, and few are known finer. A sleeper in this condition.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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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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