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    Extremely Rare Thibodaux Private Scrip

    Thibodaux, LA - Thompson's Home Exchange, "at his office" $1 Nov. 25, 1861. PCGS Fine 12 Apparent.
    This is an amazing Louisiana private scrip note from Lafourche Parish. Thompson was apparently a private exchange broker and likely served as banker-financier in the area. Printed on white paper, with all blue inking, and without an imprint. A very nice layout is within pattern borders. The title is well placed in the center flanked by small denomination cartouches; the obligation is underneath. At the top is a very diminutive building vignette, and at the bottom a tiny vignette of a steamboat. End panels are very distinctive with ONE DOLLAR facing outward contained within floral ornamentation. Very boldly signed, dated and numbered. Noted with "Tape on Back; Minor Rust Stains," which, considering the big picture, are meaningless when taking into account the eye appeal and immense rarity. Private scrip of this rarity, outside of New Orleans, is always important to consider strongly.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    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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