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    Rare Minnesota Two-State Title

    Hokah, MN - La Crosse & La Crescent Bank $1 Jan. 1, 1859 MN-50 G2a, Hewitt B200-D1-2b. PCGS Fine 12 Apparent.
    This is a very scarce bank, and nearly all the notes in the 2006 Hewitt census are issued notes with red protectors as seen here. Hokah is in Minnesota and La Crosse is across the river in Wisconsin, which makes this an interesting two-state tie note. The issued bills were to be payable in Wisconsin currency at the Green Bay Bank in La Crosse and at Milwaukee's Juneau Bank. The plates were engraved by the American Bank Note Company to prepare proofs and the issued notes. A superb layout with a young girl centered under the arced and double-line stacked title; beautifully flanked with filigree, cherubim and counters on each side. At the lower left is a seated milkmaid, elbow on pail, and at the lower right is a flurry of fowl. Noted with "Hinge Repaired Splits and Tears" and graded "Good" on the census. Superior to the example we sold in our 2015 FUN Signature sale for $1,234.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th 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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