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    Bold Bank of the Metropolis $2 Issued Rarity

    Boston, MA - Bank of the Metropolis $2 Sept. 2, 1861 MA-290 G4a SENC. PCGS Very Fine 20.
    This is a rare and interesting title from Boston. There are no notes illustrated in Haxby, though the initial $1 note type from the title is priced. Amazingly, the Denly Boston collection boasted four different notes from the rare title, but not the $2 denomination offered here. A beautiful green tint covers nearly 75% of the note that was finely engraved by the American Banknote Company. At the top center is Franklin's portrait in an oval. At the lower left is the Massachusetts Auditor's seal. The right end shows very intricate lathe work, and the TWO denominations are spelled out three times. This bright and vivid example is superior to the fewer than ten issued notes of all types we know from the bank. The denomination is exceedingly rare with only one other known to us, plated in the new Whitman Encyclopedia: Volume 3 and also strongly held. This is a bold example with many appealing facets.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    View all of [Selections From The Eric. P. Newman Collection, Part VI a. ]

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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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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