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    Very Rare Union Bank, Boston $100 Reed, Stiles Proof

    Boston, MA - Union Bank $100 18__ MA-385 G248. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 55.
    This Reed, Stiles & Co. India paper proof is a sleeper rarity and not illustrated in Haxby. Like the Abner Reed series imprint proofs, this note uses a variant of the Massachusetts state seal. This time, the banner flows over and around the shield. Counters and end panels have a beaded, floral appearance. The base vignette shows Peace nestled in a large "C." This is a key Boston proof type, very rare and a choice example.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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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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