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    Very Rare Ohio Free Bank Color Proof

    Springfield, OH - Springfield Bank $1 18__ OH-400 (G6) UNL, Wolka 2452-01 Proof. PCGS Choice New 63 Apparent.
    There are very few American Bank Note Company imprint color proofs from Ohio, making them a very rare class. The Springfield Bank was one of Ohio's so-called "Free Banks" and this is noted on the proof at the base. This title was one of a very few that created attractive and distinctive $1, $2, and $3 designs by the American Bank Note Company, as opposed to more generic "State Stock Bank" styles. The bank eventually became he First National Bank of Springfield, charter number 238, in February, 1864. This India paper proof is unlisted. It shows a green guilloche along the bottom and bold green counter surrounds at the top corners. In the wide farm scene at top center, a woman is milking a cow. A woman's portrait is at lower right. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled" as made and with "Mounting Remnants on Back" at the top corners. This green color Springfield Bank color proof was not in the comprehensive Wendell Wolka Ohio collection.
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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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