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    Treasurer of Minneapolis Scrip Rarity

    Minneapolis, MN - Treasurer of Minneapolis 5 Cents, Aug. 1, 1862 Hewitt C120-F5. PCGS Fine 12.
    This is a very rare municipal scrip note lithographed on white paper without an imprint. Interestingly, only 5 cents notes were issued from the series. The Minnesota State seal is at the upper left, with the motto L'√ČTOILE DE NORD. A farmer views Native Americans riding by. Titles, denomination, obligation, and "redeemable in currency" are at the right two thirds. The note has one face signature, and an engraved signature at right; the back has the light red signature of R.J. Mendenhall, also a scrip issuer himself. There are four examples listed on the census which confirms its Rarity-7 status. This is a very solid note with some hints of paper tone.
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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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