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    Genuine Plate Example $50 Bank of the State of Missouri

    St. Louis, MO - Bank of the State of Missouri $50 April 1, 1850 MO-60 G6a SENC. Remainder. PCGS Extremely Fine 45 Apparent.
    The first example from an intriguing trio of one genuine note and two deceptively well-made contemporary counterfeits. The counterfeiters even made "A" and "B" plate examples and kept up to date with any imprint details that might change. This genuine, partially filled-in remainder shows the imprint of Toppan, Carpenter & Co. Philada. At top center, an allegorical figure with attributes of Moneta, Commerce, and America sits at the shore; adjacent is a wicker-covered jug with a slight curve at the top left above the handle. The vignette is flanked by "50" dies. The left end shows Daniel Boone standing above a denomination block dressed in frontier garb and resting his hand on an upright rifle; the details are exceptional, particularly the face. At the far right is Thomas Hart Benton dressed formally as a statesman and holding a scroll in place; in the distance to his left are seven men, the two farthest left are the same height. Plate B. No. W 538 and unsigned. Grading notes "Edge and Internal Splits, Tears, and Repairs," but this is a genuine example of a note type that spawned very deceptive counterfeits.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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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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