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    Springfield Town View Vignetted Proof

    Springfield, MA - Chicopee Bank $10 MA-1175 G60 SENC. Proof. PCGS About New 53 Apparent.
    This is an attractive Terry Pelton & Co. India paper proof that is an unpublished denomination in both major references, Haxby and Whitman. Like much of this imprint's work, the vignette at top center was custom-engraved for the title. Between the location name and bank title is a lively town green vignette. Strolling people, leafy trees, and a spouting fountain enliven the scene. Two small vignettes are flanking: a farmer with plow horses at left and the ever-popular beehive motif at right. In the lower right corner, a farm hand carries a sheaf of wheat. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled" as made and with "Stains; Small Edge Tears." It has considerable eye appeal and perhaps is a unique note.
    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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