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    Bold and Historic Livingston French Point 1862 $1 Scrip Payable in the Cherokee Nation

    French Point, MO - T. R. Livingston & Co. Redeemable at J. M. Bryant's Store, C.[herokee] N.[ation], or at my Headquarters $1 July 1, 1862. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent.
    The following seven-note selection from T. R. Livingston is an unprecedented offering. This is a historic currency issuer, with two different series; both are very intriguing. Eric P. Newman acquired as many denominations and styles of these notes as possible over eight decades and studied them carefully. Their direct relationship with the Indian Territories added to their allure. Along with his half-brother, William Parkinson, Missourian Thomas Robinson Livingston ran a lead mine, smelter, and store in French Point in Jasper County, a county bordering the Indian Territories. Their notes were redeemed at Cherokee Joel Mayes Bryant's store more than 100 miles west in "Coo-Y-Yah," now Prior, Oklahoma (per Maurice Burgett, page 75). Early in the war, Livingston dumped tons of molten lead into Center Creek at the Minersville operation to prevent its use for ammunition by approaching Union forces. Among other assignments, Confederate army major Livingston fought under Stand Waitie's First Cherokee Mounted Rifles and died leading a battle on July 11, 1863. The July 1, 1862, series has different denominations and paper varieties. This $1 note is printed on delicate white rag paper without imprint. Intricate ends and corners along with wavy-line borders at top and bottom encompass the typeset text. Town and date are at the top, bolded "ONE DOLLAR" is underneath, and the Gothic "In Confederate Money" is bolded across. The obligation near the bottom states it was "Redeemable at J. M. Bryant's Store, C.[herokee] N.[ation], or at my Headquarters." The issuer is engraved. The T. R. Livingston & Co. countersignature is on the blank back. No. 3091. Noted with "Edge and Internal Splits." The faults are minor. Very boldly printed and with exemplary eye appeal. A beautiful note from this storied scrip series.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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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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