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    Annapolis, MD - Farmers Bank of Maryland $5 Branch Bank Payable 18__ MD-5 G160, Shank 2.3.92P. Proof. Choice About New 58 Apparent.
    The Farmers Bank was located in Annapolis, but it also issued notes from branches in Easton, Elkton, and Frederick. This proof is a Branch Payable type, engraved and printed by Draper & Co. on India paper only. The designers made it clear that this was a different series of notes by the use of a large gray shaded BRANCH across the bottom. In the wide vignette at top center, a man on horseback is herding livestock and cattle. Meanwhile, another man on a white horse seems to be asking for directions from the fellow seated on the ground. At the left end panel between FIVE counters, two young women recline upon a large numeral "5." The end panel at right shows textual counters above and below, with a numeric counter between them on scrollwork that appears three-dimensional. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled," as done at the printer, and with "Minor Stains." A rare and distinctive proof type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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