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    Extremely Rare Stark County Bank "Lazy 5" Issued Note

    Canton, OH - Stark County Bank at Canton, Ohio $5 Jan. 1, 1857 OH-25 G12a, Wolka 0280-05. PCGS Fine 15.
    This bank's issued notes are extremely rare, with more proofs known at this time. Slightly left of center, in an oval frame, a bespectacled man is portrayed. A large, downward-facing, red, "Lazy 5" protector is at the bottom. At lower left, a thirsty frontiersman uses his palm to gather a drink of water from a swift stream. The right vignette, used exclusively on several Ohio banks, features Webster and Calhoun in the Library. Webster stands with the seated Calhoun; a globe is prominent at the right. The Wendell Wolka Collection was the definitive Ohio Obsolete note collection of all time and he had few issued notes of this style. His later-dated $5 from the title, without a protector and with a red back, realized $1,880 in our April 2014 CSNS Signature sale featuring his collection. This bold note is sharply signed and quite handsome.
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    October, 2015
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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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