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    Reported Unique Bank of Red $5 Proof with Protector

    Red Wing, MN - Bank of Red Wing (1st) $5 18__ MN-105 G8a, Hewitt B500-D5b. Proof. PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    This is the fourth and final Bank of Red Wing proof from the Newman Collection and it is a Gem. Printed on India paper only from the plates engraved by the American Bank Note Company. This is reportedly a unique proof with protector as listed in the Hewitt census. A placid riverboat scene occupies the top center above the bank title. At lower left, a Native American dressed in furs, stands next to a large rock. He holds his bow in his left hand and his tomahawk in his right, ready to strike. The farmer at lower right harvests stalks of corn. A red protector FIVE is at the bottom center. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled" as made, and as the Hewitt plate note. An impressive proof of the highest rarity and the last available from the series.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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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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