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    Distinctive Bank of Washington Draper & Co. $5 Proof

    Washington, DC - Bank of Washington $5 18__ DC-385 G44 SENC. Proof. PCGS Choice New 63.
    The $5 note is the lowest denomination from a trio of lovely proofs from this quintessential title and Trusteeship series. The intricately engraved India paper proof die is sunk to its original card proof by Draper & Co., Phil. Draper imprint proofs were one of several in short supply, or not present in, the American Banknote Company Archive sales. Across the center, a wide vignette shows two females in the middle of an agricultural background. Left end, Washington. At the right end, a United States brig navigates choppy seas, over a "5" die. This is a scarce proof, with three examples in the 1990 American Banknote Company Sale. A choice representative with Hole Punch Cancels though the India paper and original card.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
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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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