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    Rare Eagle Bank Color Proof

    Providence, RI - Eagle Bank $1 March 4, 186_ RI-285 G8b, Durand 252. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64 Apparent.
    A rare bank and impeccably designed American Bank Note Company India paper proof. An eagle (adapted from William Croombe and engraved by Alfred Jones, but in reversed position) on a rocky peak is at center under the arced eponymous title. A sailor holding a hammer appears to have just finished inscribing the bank's name and location on a large stone tablet upon which is a male bust. Symbols of the archetypal mechanic are around. The Calmady Children, as adapted from Sir Thomas Lawrence's famous painting, is at lower right (engraved by Alfred Jones and Joseph Ourden). With an intricate green protector guilloche under the vignette and flanking green dies with outlined "1" protectors. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled" as made and with "Minor Damage in Cancellations; Hinge Remnants on Back" by grading. Exceptionally vivid color brings out the bottom vignette details impressively.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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    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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