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    Choice Suffolk Bank $5 Draper, Toppan & Co., Proof

    Boston, MA - Suffolk Bank $5 18__ MA-370 G100. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64 Apparent.
    The bank issued many series of notes, and this Draper, Toppan & Co. India paper proof is gorgeous. The striking vignette shows Fame, blowing her trumpet as she floats among the clouds with an eagle and globe. The Stars and Stripes are behind. George Washington is portrayed in an oval at the left, and a portrait of Columbus is in an oval at the right. End panels show slight variations on counters and their backgrounds. The vignette at the left panel shows Liberty and Justice seated. At the right, a Native American is holding a bow. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled" as made and with "Hinge Remnants on Back" that are "Wismer" pedigree style. The series was not in the Denly Boston Collection. There are few examples known, including three plated by John Muscalus from the sheet in the Lucius Ruder Collection sale. High quality and great style.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
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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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