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    Rare Cheshire Bank Reed, Stiles & Co. Proof

    Keene, NH - Cheshire Bank (1st) $5 18__ NH-145 G70. Proof. PCGS About New 50.
    This is a rare Reed, Stiles India paper proof of a type that was counterfeited. Dazzling denominations appear on counters and end panels. The charming, bucolic vignette at top center shows two seated women dressed à la Josephine in empire-waist gowns. A large eagle is between them; its outstretched wings are above their heads. Below its perch, a ship sails by as the sun rises. The figure at the left holds an olive branch. The background to the left shows a waterfall. The woman at the right holds a sickle; underneath are two sheep. A farmhouse is behind at the right. A gorgeous Reed, Stiles proof that is perhaps rarer than listed in the Whitman Encyclopedia. Like all of the Newman Obsolete notes, a new example for collectors to enjoy and study. There are some hints of light scattered foxing to note along with some handling.
    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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