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    Rare 1862 Descriptive Register
    of Genuine Bank Notes

    Gwynne and Day, Bankers. The Descriptive Register of Genuine Bank Notes, for the Detection of Spurious and Altered Bills, Containing Accurate, Elaborate and Plain Descriptions of the Notes Issued by Every Bank in the United States and Canada, Conveniently Arranged for Reference, Prepared under the Supervision of the Publishers, Who Acknowledge Their Indebtedness to the Several Firms Now Comprising the American Bank Note Company for Much Valuable Information. New York, 1862. 4to, original intricately blindstamped brown cloth, gilt. 152; (145)-154 pages, with the main text ending at 144 and followed by a Supplement comprising (145)-164, followed immediately by a second Supplement including a List of Broken and Closed Banks paginated as (165)-168, followed by yet another Supplement paginated (145)-160 that is different from the first one starting at page 145. Spine a bit frayed; a few leaves coming loose. Very good.

    Supplements paginated up to 168 are the latest of which we find records. A very rare edition, though not the last: Dillistin records editions up through 1866 in his 1949 Bank Note Reporters and Counterfeit Detectors 1826-1866 (page 149).
    Estimate $500.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
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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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