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    Unique Hand-Drawn Hornersville Civil War Scrip

    Hornersville, MO - Horner & Satterfield 25 Cents July 18, 1862. PCGS Very Fine 25.
    This is one of the most fascinating scrip notes from Missouri, or indeed any location, that could be encountered. Like many items from the Newman Collection, this is a bit of a numismatic puzzlement. Is it an actual note meant to circulate, or is it the artist's hand-drawn design for a printed scrip note? In either case, it is handmade and unique. Hornersville, at the southernmost, far western part of Missouri, clearly favored slavery and secession at the onset of the Civil War. Dr. William Horner, the town's namesake, was a candidate for attendance (although whether he was there is unknown) at the State Convention called by Governor Jackson to vote on state secession. Missouri did not officially secede, and large parts of the state were under Union control. The note itself is accomplished by hand on thin onionskin paper. Printed in black at the center is a standing figure (cherub?) holding an envelope (post office related?) with the back outward on which is a large "F" in black and No. 10 in red. Olive branches are below the figure's feet. Accomplished in the same cursive hand in sepia pen throughout, with very light penciled guidelines underneath, is this text: "Hornersville Missouri July 18, 1862 / On demand Will pay the / bearer Twenty five / Cents in Currency / When the sum of five / dollars is presented," and signed below "Horner + Satterfield." End panels are drawn with "25" in each corner and "cents" perpendicularly between. The presence of the signature (instead of a blank line or an empty space) makes this appear to be handmade currency. Intriguing, in superb condition, and one-of-a-kind.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    November, 2017
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    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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