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    Dover, NH - Strafford Bank $5 January 1, 1859 NH-75 G48b SENC. PCGS Fine 15 Apparent.
    A very rare $5 note engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co. The type, like the $2 offered in this sale, is SENC in Haxby and noted as "None Known" in the Whitman Encyclopedia, Volume 2. Beneath the arced title at top center, Fame blows her trumpet as she floats in the clouds with an eagle and globe. America as a Native American princess is at the lower left. An allegorical figure representing the arts is at lower right. Identical "5" counters are in the upper corners. A large red FIVE protector is at the bottom. Noted as: "Hole Punch Cancelled" and "Severed and Backed; Small Rust Stain at UL." There is a cryptic notation on the back of the contemporary backing.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    4th Wednesday
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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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