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    Owatonna, MN - Bank of Owatonna $5 Mar. 17, 1859 MN-100 G2, Hewitt B460-D5. PCGS Very Fine 25.
    The $5 type from here is not rare as an issued note (however, there were no issued $10 notes reported when Hewitt compiled his census) or a proof, but this is a very handsome example and ideal for the grade. Attractively designed from the Jocelyn, Draper, Welsh & Co. vignette catalog, this note shows a standing lumberjack next to a thick fallen tree. At bottom left is a girl holding a hen and chicks. At the lower right is Child with Rabbits, adapted from the art of Solomon Nunes Carvalho. This is the first issued note from the bank we have cataloged.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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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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