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    Very Rare Evacuation of Boston Vignette

    Boston, MA - Fulton Bank $2 June 1, 1837 MA-205 G8. PCGS Fine 12.
    This is a very scarce Boston bank and a very rare denomination; their notes were engraved by the New England Bank Note Co. The Revolutionary War vignette depicts The British Evacuation of Boston. George Washington and Israel Putnam with their aides, on horseback high above the harbor, view the departing British fleet. In the left end panel, a woman unfurls a scroll. At the center of the right end panel, a city scene shows the domed State House. The president of the bank's directors is portrayed in an elaborate oval frame. This is a key historical vignette type that was used on only two notes. This example is much superior to the Smithsonian's note plated in the Whitman Encyclopedia and appears equivalent to the note plated in Roger Durand's Interesting Notes about History (author, 1990). This example shows excellent vignette details and clear signatures. An important Boston rarity.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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    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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