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    High-Grade April 11, 1778 $5 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. April 11, 1778 Yorktown Issue $5 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-72CF. PCGS Extremely Fine 40.
    Several denominations from the issue were counterfeited. No. [illegible]. Printed on thick paper.


    Newman 1.1: Engraved. This bill is described in the Official Broadside.

    On the face: In the text, the s in Entitles tilts too far to the right. In SPANISH the A is too short at its top and too near the n. Also, the second s tilts to the right. The base of the second S in CONGRESS is low. There is no comma after April in the date.

    On the back: The first S in SELLERS tilts to the right. The 8 in 1778 tilts to the left. The nature print background is amateurishly engraved. The topmost leaf has a long stem; on the genuine bill, this same leaf has just a stub of a stem.

    Showing light wear only, nicely centered, and with strong printing on each side.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

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