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    Uncancelled Safety Fund Bank $5 Note

    Boston, MA - Safety Fund Bank $5 July 1, 1862 MA-345 G8b. PCGS Very Fine 20.
    Another rare bank and Massachusetts note from the Newman Collection. This is a very handsome American Bank Note Company imprinted type. Under the curved title, between two green "5" counters, a large vignette shows Liberty displaying a large shield on which is a bas-relief bust of George Washington in profile. To the left of the shield, a soldier looks on pensively. Two Native Americans also study the portrait. Identical "5" counters are at lower left and upper right corners. The Auditor's seal is at the upper left corner. A dog and safe motif is at the lower right. We sold a multiple hole cancelled example at the 2013 FUN Signature sale for $1,038. This beautiful example is not hole cancelled unlike several notes we have seen from the bank and series.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    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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