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    Vibrant City of St. Louis 1873 $2 Warrant

    St. Louis, MO - City of Saint Louis Warrant $2 November 1, 1873. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    A scarce $2 note with rich color and vibrancy, printed on two sides by the National Bank Note Company, New-York. The frame and protector guilloche are in green. At top center is the classic vignette, The Crossing, attributed to James D. Smillie, but not verified. A train crosses a stone bridge in the background while a man on horseback drives cattle down a hill to the stream. Another worker, standing in the water and holding a cattle prod, finishes rolling up his pant legs. The vignette appears on several Obsolete banknotes from the period. The head of a cow is at top left and a woman with flowers is at lower right. There are three engraved signatures. The brown security back shows the title at center. Plate A, no. 25992. Noted with "Small Paper Scuffs on Back." However, this is not cancelled and the beautiful face is perfectly framed.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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