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    Superb Gem with Rare James Madison Portrait

    Madison, WI - Wisconsin Bank of Madison $2 18__ WI-405 G4a. Proof. PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ.
    The Newman Part VI sale contains one of the largest groupings of full color Wellstood, Hay & Whiting, New York. The Wisconsin Bank of Madison is very rare, and there are few proofs or Specimen notes in collectors' hands. This $2 proof is printed on India paper and mounted on cardstock. The red tint favored by WHW covers the note with a micro-lettered TWO pattern, becoming deeper vermillion around the frame and upper right counter. At top center, titled above the oval, is James Madison's portrait. Flanking in support are a farmer and an Indian. At the left end is a perpendicular TWO. Hole Punch Cancelled through the India paper only. We know only of the $2 Specimen note of this type in the second Krause sale, which realized $5,175. This is a bold, nearly perfect vibrant color proof.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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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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