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    Boston, MA - Continental Bank $2 Oct. 18__ MA-160 G4a. Remainder. PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    A Gem $2 denomination from this thoughtfully engraved and printed American Bank Note Company series. The green color devices are similar to the $1 notes, but with TWO micro-lettering around the perimeter and TWO DOLLARS within the horizontal guilloche. The imprint is outlined in green at top center. Below the title is the dramatic engraving by Alfred Jones, Horses Frightened by Lightning (adapted from the art of equine painter Alfred de Dreaux). Black and white horses, startled by a visible bolt, run away from the stream as cows stand placidly by in the water. At the lower left is the Massachusetts Commonwealth seal, and at lower right is a portrait of George Washington as adapted from Gilbert Stuart's painting. This plate B, serial number 74 note is nearly perfect. Vibrant green devices contrast with deep black printing. The margins are complete all around, wider at the ends. This is the finest PCGS-graded example we have offered. A gorgeous Obsolete note type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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