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    Boldly Vignetted Forest City Bank $3 Proof

    Waukesha, WI - Forest City Bank $3 March 1, 1857 WI-830 G6a. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 58.
    This $3 Forest City Bank proof has a rare nautical vignette and, as a proof and with the earlier imprint, appears to be unique in private hands. Engraved and printed by Wellstood, Hay & Whiting, New-York on India paper mounted to its original card. A fascinating proof from the re-engraved Milwaukee City Bank plate. In the boldly executed vignette at the center, the clipper ship under full sail is the most prominent of the boats on the harbor. At lower right, a sailor mans the helm. A red protector THREE is at the bottom center. This earlier style series proof is unique in private hands. The $3 issued note from the Krause Collection was a later note with an American Bank Note Company imprint. Noted as "Hole Punch Cancelled" and "Mounted on Cardstock" as made. With very minor handling and a Gem appearance.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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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