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    Extremely Rare Peoples Bank $2 Issued Note

    St. Peter, MN - Peoples Bank $2 June 1, 1859 MN-170 G4a, Hewitt B780-D2b. PCGS Fine 12.
    The bank is well known to collectors due to $5 remainder notes from the American Bank Note Company engraved and printed series. However, the three other denominations are rare even as remainders. Issued notes are exceedingly rare. There are only three issued notes on the census from the bank and this is the finer of two $2 denomination notes. An American realistic style as originally engraved by Bald, Cousland & Co. displays the rigors of life on the trail in the large vignette below the arced title. Two frontiersmen are camped in the woods. One kneels and cups his hand to drink from a stream. The other, with rifle at the ready, sits on a log and warms his hands over a campfire. The note boasts excellent signatures as well as a clear serial number and date. This is the Hewitt plate note. A great rarity enhanced by its eye appeal.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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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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