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    Extremely Rare Genuine Merrimack Bank Note

    Haverhill, MA - Merrimack Bank $2 April 5, 1853 MA-675 G22 SENC. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    Issued notes from the bank are rarely seen, and this is a very well-balanced New England Bank Note Co. design. An ethereal Plenty and a cherub float above the bank title, with her foot just resting upon it. She holds a caduceus and cornucopia; the cherub has keys and flower petals. At lower right, in a circle, is a shipbuilding scene. The base vignette shows a wagon full of hay. Counters are very sharply defined. Noted with "Small Tape Repaired Edge Tears." The tape that shows through is obscured by deep black printing at the left. We have seen the slightly later version of this denomination, but not this note without a protector. Another Massachusetts rarity.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
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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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