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    Superb Grade May 20, 1862 Shreveport $1

    Shreveport, LA - Treasurer of the City of Shreveport $1 May 20, 1862. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    A superb grade note and rare type. Wide, banknote size format printed on white paper without imprint. An early locomotive pulls open passenger cars at the top center. The title and obligation are across. At bottom is a green protector ONE. At the far left, in a fancy cartouche, is a starless Seated Liberty dime obverse. In the right cartouche is a perpendicular ONE. With some light folds only, but exceptionally vibrant. It has the look of New, which is remarkable considering its large size. The Meyer Collection note of this type, graded "Very Good," sold in the Smythe November 1996 St. Louis PCDA Sale #156 for $286. The Newman example is one of the finest City of Shreveport Civil War era notes we have ever seen.
    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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