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    The Final Member of this Elite "Holy Grail of Minnesota Obsoletes" Proof Cadre

    St. Paul, MN - Marine Bank $5 18__ MN-141 G8a UNL Hewitt B660-D5b. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 58.
    This is the bottom of the sheet position, impeccably engraved and printed by the American Bank Note Company on India paper only. Another stunning proof and the Hewitt plate note. The center has frontiersmen on horseback hunting buffalo on the range. At the lower left is a seated sailor from the Bald, Cousland & Co. catalog. At the lower right is a winsome young girl. The red protector FIVE is across the bottom center, just over the Hole Punch Cancelled signature blocks as noted and made. This note has only some petty handling observed from the back. Like the previous three, this is unique, and the only reported example. Certainly, this is the most beautifully engraved of the quartet, but all have the highest of artistic merits. A final opportunity to bid upon this bank dubbed the "Holy Grail of Minnesota Obsolete" in the tribute to Eric P. Newman in the Hewitt opus.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    View all of [Selections From The Eric. P. Newman Collection, Part VI a. ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    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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