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    Very Choice Marine Bank, St. Paul $2 Proof

    St. Paul, MN - Marine Bank $2 18__ MN-141 G4a UNL Hewitt B660-D2b. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64.
    The second denomination; unique and a discovery example not published until 2006 and plated in the Hewitt book. Beautifully engraved by the American Bank Note Company on India paper proof only using Bald, Cousland & Co. (or BC as abbreviated) predecessor firm vignettes. At the upper left is a river rafting scene with a man fiddling on deck for cadence and amusement of the boatmen, with a steamboat in background. At the bottom right is a train winding its way down an incline. The red protector TWO is larger than normally used and is across the lower center. Hole Punch Cancelled as prepared at the ABN. A gorgeous proof, and like all of these Marine Bank notes, the only reported example. Well framed and very striking.

    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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