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    Boldly Printed April 11, 1778 $40 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. April 11, 1778 Yorktown Issue $40 Newman 1.2 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-78CF. PCGS About New 53.
    A second major type of this often-counterfeited Yorktown denomination. No. 14141. Printed on thin paper.


    Newman 1.2: Engraved.

    On the face: Same as Newman 1.1 previous. In the top border, the right side of the U does not reach verticality. Also, the left upright of A in STATES is thicker than the right upright. In the text, the baseline of re in receive is far below the baseline of the preceding to. The baseline of th in thereof is much below the baseline of ue in Value. The baseline of thereof slants upward to the right. The top of the second long s in passed is higher than the top of the first long s.

    On the back: Same as Newman 1.1 previous except that the nature print background has been muddled to mostly eliminate the crude cross-hatching.

    The face is very boldly printed. The central back is also well inked, but a little light at the right border cut. In superior condition overall.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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