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    Extremely Rare Agawam Bank $2 Proof

    Springfield, MA - Agawam Bank $2 18__ MA-1165 G4 SENC. Proof. PCGS About New 50.
    There were several banks in Springfield, and this title is rare for genuine issued notes and proofs. This design type was counterfeited heavily, and we have seen only the plated genuine issued note in the Whitman Encyclopedia, volume 4. This boldly printed India paper proof by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York is a SENC type in Haxby. A pleasing layout with a right central gray "2" under the title. The resting Native American hunter on the riverbank is approached by a multi-pointed buck. At lower right is a standing farmer styled after William Sidney Mount. This is the third denomination from this series we have cataloged from the Newman Collection. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled," as made. The top and bottom right margins are uneven, but the note is boldly printed. Extremely rare. We believe there is one other reported proof, but that example is not confirmed by us.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th 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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