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    Only Reported La Crosse and La Crescent Bank $1 Proof

    Hokah, MN - La Crosse & La Crescent Bank $1 MN-50 UNL Hewitt B200-D1-1a. Proof. PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    This is a very scarce bank, but virtually all the notes in the 2006 census are issued notes with red protectors and usually of a lesser grade. 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. This and the following $2 note, both without red protector, are the only reported proofs from the title and are unlisted types in Haxby at present (they would be effectively G2 and G4). A beautiful American Bank Note Company India paper proof printed on two-subject $1-$2 plates. Like the majority of these Minnesota ABN proofs, there is 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. There is an engraver's error with "Reg'r" next to the Auditor's signature line vertically at left instead of "Aud'r" as required. A very bold Gem New 65PPQ with small Hole Punch Cancels noted across, as made. The Hewitt plate note again and the only example available and known at present.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    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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