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    Unique Ramsey County Series $20 Type

    St. Paul, MN - Treasurer of Ramsay County, Act of November 3, 1857 $20 Jan'ry. 6, 1858 Hewitt C320-D20-1, Durand MNT-22. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    The Treasurer of Ramsey County notes are better known by their remainders than for any signed and issued notes. This series and denomination is unique at this time. The only reported example in the census and the Hewitt plate note as noted. Roger Durand lists this type in his territorial book due to the period enactment date. Printed on bond paper, in all brown inking and with an imprint of Goodrich, Sommers & Co., Printer. The lithographed vignettes are adapted from period engraved Obsolete note vignettes. The perimeter border has a repeating TWENTY pattern. At the left end panel is a standing Native American princess and seated Agriculture. A dog guarding the safe motif is at the upper right. The base vignette shows the head of a trusty dog. With titles and obligation, including the enactment date for the series. Two signatures are present and the note is hand dated. Noted as "PC; Severed and Tape Repaired; Edge Damage." The very light pen cancel is vertically on the face, and there is a back signature endorsement. Regardless of condition, it appears to be the sole extant example of the denomination and series type. A fascinating piece of Minnesota fiscal history.
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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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