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    Northern Bank $5 Proof with Unusual Red Protector Scheme

    Little Falls, MN - Northern Bank $5 18__ MN-63 UNL Hewitt B260-D5b. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64.
    The second denomination printed from the bank's two-subject plate engraved by the American Bank Note Company on India paper only. With the $2 proof, one of only two red protector proofs from this bank known on the census. At the top center a pair of farmers is seemingly in the midst of a discussion as a horse stands by. At the lower left is a beehive representing Industry, and at the lower right is a girl with hair in ringlets. The red protector used for the note is engaging and unusual, with red "V" numerals at the top flanking the vignette and red FIVE across the bottom center over the gray micro-lettered panel. This Hewitt plate note is very distinctive due to the vibrant protector. Hole Punch Cancelled as noted and as made. Like so many banks and notes represented in this sale, we believe this is the first time any note from this bank has been publicly sold.

    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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