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    Superb Gem New 67PPQ Austin Series $5 Proof

    Austin, MN - State Bank of Minnesota $5 (1st) October 5, 1858 MN-10 G6 Hewitt B040-5a. Proof. PCGS Superb Gem 67PPQ.
    A second denomination from this rare first bank series from Austin, and also a Superb Gem India paper proof mounted on its original cardstock by the American Bank Note Company. This is the "A" position of two $5 notes that were engraved on the plate. At the top is a seated milkmaid with some of her cows, her pail in hand. At the lower left is Henry Clay and at the lower right a facing portrait of a young girl with ringlets. The Hewitt plate note, and Hole Punch Cancelled as made. The Hewitt population reported three proofs known in 2006, including the two $5 proof positions seen when the Newman collection was surveyed in June 2004. This is another stunner, nearly perfect with deepest black inking and excellent printing clarity.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
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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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