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    Second Rare Bank of Missouri $20 Note

    St. Louis, (M.T.) - Bank of Missouri $20 Mar. 9, 1818 MO-30 G24. PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent.
    A second rarely encountered $20 note from this territorial bank, but with a different plate letter and signature combination than the previous. Printed on red fiber banknote paper by Murray, Draper, Fairman & Co. Layout and style as last. The Jefferson bust vignette is at the upper right, with JEFFERSON arced over the head; titles and obligation are across with "bearer" written rather than engraved; and end panels have TWENTY at the left and MISSOURI at the right. Plate B. No. 76. Signed by John Dales (rather than Langham) as cashier and Aug. Chouteau as bank president. Not endorsed on the back. Noted with "Small Edge Tears; Minor Rust Stains." Both petty faults are confined to the wide portions of the margins. The note is beautifully centered and boldly printed. It has been in the collection for decades and was the first $20 Eric acquired from the Bank of Missouri. Low-numbered and bold.
    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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