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    Xenia Proof Type-Unlisted in Wolka and Haxby

    Xenia, OH - Bank of Xenia $5 Post Note 18__ OH-455 UNL, Wolka 2889-07Var Proof. Choice About New 55 Apparent.
    An India paper proof impression printed from the engraved plates by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, Cincinnati. This Post Note series was not known to Haxby and differs from the Wolka listed type in a major way. The obligation is payable in "Twelve Months after date," and not "Thirty Months," as seen on the two modern "special proofs" sold in the Wolka collection. In the vignette at top center, two men flank a shield divided horizontally into two sections; a bull is featured on the bottom. The farmer at left rests one hand, in which he holds a sickle, upon the beehive that appears to hover above the shield. The seated hunter at right gestures toward a ship in the background. The banner below is inscribed, ENTERPRISE AND PROTECTION. Whimsical "5" counters with cherubs are in all corners. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled" as made and with "Mounting Remnants on Back; Minor Stains." A very intriguing and perhaps unique Ohio proof. The Newman Obsolete notes continue to provide opportunities for discovery.
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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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