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    Fully Issued Taunton Bank Color $5 Note

    Taunton, MA - Taunton Bank $5 1862 MA-1220 G78a. PCGS Fine 12.
    Taunton was once known as the "Silver City," and this fully issued National Bank Note Company $5 note boasts a custom vignette showing the Reed and Barton Manufacturing Co. at that time. Taunton appears to have been a very dynamic city in the 1860s. The wide vignette at top shows boats sailing on the river and a train chugging along. Between are piles of coal. The city view features a large train depot, factories and a steeple. At top right is a counter composed of the numeral "5" over a spiraling octet of disks with the number "5" upon them. Interesting end panels show a central "5" over a linear group of disks with the number "5"; the top four are right-side-up and the bottom four are upside-down. In green are: a frame all around, a micro-lettered guilloche at bottom center, and cartouches composed of numeric/textual disks at the sides. The note has a typical "New England" trim and small path of foxing on the cashier's signature at the lower left. We have only seen a few issued notes from the series and this is the finest.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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