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    VA - Lot of 17 Virginia Civil War Period Issued Local & Savings Banks Notes.
    A collection that presents an excellent overview of Virginia Civil War-period notes from uncharted savings and other banks or associations, all printed locally under austere conditions. Farmers' Bank of Virginia at Fredericksburg 10 cents 10/26/1861 and printed back of an advertisement showing a vignette of a sewing machine (Jones & Littlefield PF50-40, scarce and 6F). Good to VG; Hillsville Savings Bank 10 cents, 1862 (BH20-06, a 4E that is rarer) Good plus, and tough to find; Lynchburg Savings Bank Dec. 1861 series 10, 20, 25, 50, 75, cents, $1, and $1.50 (BL35-10, 6E). Some are very scarce and hard to find. An undervalued series. Last two are Fine or better; Franklin Savings Bank 25 cents blue and 50 cents black. Scarce; Merchants and Mechanics Savings Bank, Portsmouth of Portsmouth $1, 8/1/1861; Portsmouth Savings Fund Society 10, 15 cents, Good; Same. $1 and $2 notes with Spanish coin vignettes. VF and Fine; Suffolk Savings Bank $1, 1861 all blue. Others generally VG, only a few with faults. Difficult to put together, and laden with empirical evidence of the Virginia currency of this period.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (Total: 17 notes)


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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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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