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    Gem New 65PPQ Farmers Bank (1st), Garden City $2 Proof

    Garden City, MN - Farmers Bank (1st) $2 October 10, 1858 MN-30 G4 Hewitt B120-D2. Proof. PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    This is another boldly inked India paper proof mounted on original cardstock by the American Bank Note Company. The layout is interesting. The center shows the title at the top, and the date, location, and auditor's signature line. There are two major vignettes, one at each side: two workman are at the left, one atop his horse, and the other seated on a fence; at the right, two boys attempt to control a frightened horse that has thrown or knocked down a farm hand. The upper corners display cherubs and numeral "2" counters. The $2 notes from this plate come with minor variants of the "State Auditor" signature line designation with this type missing the required "Aud'r". There are three $2 proofs reported in the census, and this is presumably the finest. As usual, this is Hole Punch Cancelled as made. This is a pristine proof, looking like it was printed yesterday.

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    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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