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    Stunning Bank of Northfield $3 Proof

    Northfield, MN - Bank of Northfield $3 18__ MN-98 G6a Hewitt B440-D3. Proof. PCGS Choice New 63.
    The $3 denomination on the American Bank Note Company imprint plate is distinctly Wellstood vignetted and color tinted. This is the Hewitt plate note and, like the last, is a well-struck intaglio impression India paper proof mounted on its original cardstock. The color tint plate is the design's prominent diagnostic. The note boasts a full orange tint with a deeper shade oval counter at the left and is framed all around and showing a wide micro-lettered panel across with an outlined protector THREE. The upper left has a seated female holding a shield with the arm and hammer emblem. At the bottom right, is a farmer standing with a scythe. Over the title and just shifted to the right is an oval portrait featuring a lovely woman. Hole Punch Cancelled as noted and as made. This is a stunning cardstock color proof and the only example in the census printed in 1858 for inspection purposes by the ABN, the bank or both.

    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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