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    German Bank Small "Lazy 3" Protector Proof

    Sheboygan, WI - German Bank $3 18__ WI-730 G6a. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ.
    The last available proof from this Sheboygan ethnic title and unique in private hands to our knowledge. This vibrant proof printed on India paper and mounted on original cardstock was engraved and printed by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York. Like the $2 denomination, it has a distinctive layout. Agriculture, Navigation and Commerce, and Industry are seated on the shore at right with various implements to identify them: scythe and cornucopia, sextant and caduceus, and mallet and gear. The left end has a band of lathe work. With a red overprinted Capital $25,000 as used on the other denominations. A neatly placed "Lazy 3" is left of center, only overlapping the comptroller's seal slightly. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled" and "Mounted on Cardstock" as made. There is petty handling, but this has the appearance of Superb Gem proof.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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