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    Contrasts and Similarities of the 1850's American Family

    Brownville, NE - Nemaha Valley Bank $1 Oct. 1, 1859 NE-10 G4a. Remainder. PCGS Very Fine 25.
    This is from the rare series of notes engraved and printed by Wellstood, Hay & Whiting. The notes printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co. are readily encountered. The style is exceptional, and this has an unusual red color "Lazy 1" at the top center. The theme of progress is illustrated by the contrast (and similarities) of the farmers at left and the Native Americans at right. It is interesting that both couples were depicted with their dogs. An oval portrait of a woman wearing a hair ornament is at the base. This is an impeccably styled Territory of Nebraska type. Signed, but we believe falsely. We sold a raw example for $2,760 at the 2008 FUN auction, and that note had previously realized over $2,000 at a 2003 Smythe sale. This superbly engraved type is seldom offered, and this is a deeply inked, sharp example.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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