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    Very Rare East Bridgewater Terry Pelton Proof

    East Bridgewater, MA - East Bridgewater Bank $2 18__ MA-545 G10 SENC. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent.
    This is a very rare bank, series and India paper proof. Printed from engraved plates by Terry Pelton & Co. Above the curving title sits the bucolic scene in which farmers cut hay and load it onto a wagon that seems to have reached capacity. To the left, a "2" counter and to the right, a framed female portrait; both are circular. The background of the textual counters above and below at the left end panel has an op art effect. Sandwiched between them is a circular scene of men with livestock. At right, the end panel is occupied by a "2" counter above and a rectangular full-length portrait of George Washington as adapted from the Washington at Dorchester Heights painting. He calmly rests his hand on his horse's saddle as smoke rises from the battle below and behind him. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled" as made and with "Minor Stains." The only other example observed was in the Stack's 52 Collection: Part I sale in June 2010, realizing $2,070. A very well styled proof rarity.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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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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