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    Boston, MA - Lot of 3 Altered Bills from the Waubeek Bank, De Soto, Nebraska.
    An interesting study trio of classic altered bills from rarely seen genuine Boston bank titles.
    State Bank $2 Nov. 1, 1857 Altered Note MA-365 UNL. PCGS Very Fine 20.
    As earlier, with the layout seen on the Granite Bank of Boston $2 altered note. A sailor and miner support a shield with the motto FORWARD at top center. Women carry grain at the left, and America is at the right with a Native American princess. Choice for the note.
    State Bank $5 Oct. 4, 1857 Altered Note MA-365 A15 PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    This has the same layout as the Market Bank $5 from Bangor, Maine in this sale, also altered from De Soto. Beneath the title, a wide vignette shows a sidewheel steamer gliding along; a blue "O" is stamped in the right. Clay is at lower left, and Washington is at lower right. "Tape on Back" is noted by grading.
    Traders Bank $1 May 1, 1857 Altered Note MA-375 A10. PCGS Fine 12.
    A farmer takes a break as those behind work the field with grain cradles. A red ONE protector is across on this note with the American Bank Note Company imprint. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled" by grading.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (Total: 3 notes)

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    3rd Wednesday
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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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