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    Unique Issued Plainview, Minnesota Note

    Plainview, MN - O. Wilcox 50 Cents November 1, 1862 Hewitt D520-F50. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent.
    The Newman Collection was graced with both reported scrip notes from this rare town and issuer. This is among the rarest of Minnesota privately issued scrip notes. This distinctive color note is lithographed in blue on white paper by J. Lipman, Milwaukee. The style is identical to several Wisconsin issuers listed in the Chester L. Krause reference and in the auction sales of his collection. A leaf and vine design appears between the rectangular border and the oval enclosing the title, denomination and obligation. Circular "50" counters are diagonally situated in each corner. A full signature of Wilcox is seen. This is the Hewitt plate note example. Noted as having "Small Edge and Internal Splits and Tears; Tape Repairs," but this is a unique item and an important note for the specialist.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    May, 2016
    4th Wednesday
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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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