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    Extremely Rare Mendenhall Scrip Style

    Minneapolis, MN - Office of R. J. Mendenhall 5 Cents January 1, 1862 Hewitt A210-F5-1. Remainder. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent.
    This extremely rare scrip note is the Hewitt plate note. He reports only two examples on his census. A dazzling note, lithographed by Corlies & Macy, with the green "5" starburst in the center amplified by the green lace tint radiating outward. The text and obligations are contained within a modified football-shaped border. Hunting vignettes are outside, with the main events in the corners. Clockwise from upper left are: a stalking dog, an alert buck, a standing hunter, and a hunter taking a shot as his dog stands by. The "Mounting Remnants on Back" do not affect the charm and desirability of this Hewitt plate note.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    May, 2016
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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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