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    Elegantly Engraved Racine County Bank $1 Wellstood Proof

    Racine, WI - Racine County Bank $1 18__ WI-685 G2. Proof. PCGS Choice New 63.
    A wonderfully elegant layout engraved and printed by Wellstood, Hanks, Hay & Whiting, New-York on India paper. The bank, organized in 1854, issued notes for ten years and became the First National Bank of Racine (Charter #457). The title was not in Ford's Wellstood proof archive from Wisconsin and we know of only one other note from the title and series, the issued $5 note sold in the Krause Part I sale in 2009. The title curves fully across the center, with the seal cupped into the left portion and the right end flowing above a portrait of Washington, who is supported by cherubs. At the far left is a large vignette of seated America with flag, freedom cap on pole and fasces. At the lower right far corner is a little girl holding a flower from her basket while a butterfly perches on her shoulder. Hole Punch Cancelled as made. This is choice quality for an India paper WHHW proof; most of the Ford proofs suffered from harsh mount removal. This beauty comes from a fresh, vibrant sheet and shows outstanding rarity and craftsmanship.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
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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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