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    Bold Minneapolis Bank $5 Face Proof

    Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis Bank $5 March 1, 1864 MN-80 UNL, Hewitt B340-D5a. Proof. PCGS Choice New 63.
    This is the final denomination from the Newman collection four-subject face proof sheet and a choice example. Printed on India paper from the plates engraved by the American Bank Note Company. The head of a girl, adorned by leaves and clusters of grapes is at center under the arced denomination. To her left, a "5" counter, and in the corner a "V" over lathe work; to her right, a "5" counter on lathe work, and in the corner, an arced "FIVE" on a simple background. The detailed vignette at the lower left shows a train with passengers preparing to embark; the locomotive is shown with a cowcatcher. The cartouche at lower right shows a banner reading ETOILE DU NORD (Star of the North, but missing L' and the accent), the state motto dating from 1861. The farmer and Native Americans in the scene are looking northward. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled" and "Mounted on Cardstock" as made. This is the only contemporary printed proof known and listed on the census. A superb example and, like the others from this series, exquisite.
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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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