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    Rare 1865 State of Florida $50

    Tallahassee, FL - State of Florida $50 Jan. 1, 1865 Cr. 42, Benice 37. PCGS New 62 Apparent.
    This is the final State of Florida series authorized by Chapter 1463, and all notes from it are rare. They were printed on the backs of leftover 1864 Keatinge & Ball color notes. This particular note was printed on the back of the $1 notes, showing half of each position. The quaint face plate created for this emergency issue makes it a distinctive series. At top center, a steamship plies calm waters. Obligations at each end are enclosed in cartouches. The note was signed by the treasurer and governor. There were 800 notes printed, and researcher Ron Benice rates this as Rarity-6 (12-30 known); these are scarcer than $100 notes from the series. This Uncirculated note had some brittle edges at the top as often seen on this series. It is a little ragged at the top left and has some hinges along the back for stabilization. This is noted by PCGS as "Edge Damage and Tape Repairs." The overall eye appeal is excellent, and this is a difficult note to obtain.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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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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