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    Second Gem Bank of Chatfield Proof and Reported Unique

    Chatfield, MN - Bank of Chatfield $2 18__ MN-20 G4 UNL Hewitt B080-D2a. Proof. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ.
    The second denomination from this bank, it is reported on the census as unique. This India paper proof engraved by the American Bank Note Company is in marvelous condition, Gem New 66PPQ, and is the Hewitt plate note. At the center a blacksmith shoes a horse, while another smithy looks on; a man, perhaps the owner, is seated. The end panels show intricately engraved lathe work. The pair of "2" numeral counters flanking the center appear to be crafted from former dies of the Danforth, Wright & Co., predecessors of the merged ABN firm. This is Hole Punch Cancelled as made. This gorgeous note presents another first-time opportunity to obtain a Minnesota proof jewel.

    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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