Yorktown Counterfeit Detector Sheet - The Finer of Two KnownContinental Currency Counterfeit Detector April 11, 1778 $4, $5, $6, $7, $8, $20, $30, and $40 PCGS Choice About New 58.
We have offered one other Yorktown sheet of eight when we auctioned the Collection of a Patriotic American in August 2010. We described that: "Brighter and better printed than most detector multiples that we have seen, this April 11, 1778 counterfeit detector sheet is unique to the best of our knowledge. The paper is more toward the original blue than the typical blue-gray. A few of the notes are affected by very minor staining, but the folds between the notes are very light and several of the notes taken individually would likely grade Gem New. Yorktown detectors like the Yorktown issue itself are far scarcer than most of the other issues. An additional positive feature of this half sheet is the extreme sharpness of all eight nature prints." This newly discovered sheet is considerably better and has earned the PCGS grade of Choice About New 58. The previous sheet, which we offered raw, was graded Extremely Fine. We commented that several of the notes from the other sheet would apparently be Gems if cut. On this sheet it appears that six of the eight would make that grade with the other two also grading Uncirculated. This is an extraordinary sheet destined to reside in the very finest of Continental Currency collections. If you want a single detector sheet, this Yorktown example should be it.
Estimate: $20,000 - up.
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