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    July 22, 1776 $30 "First British Typeset" Counterfeit Type

    Continental Currency. July 22, 1776 $30 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-46CF. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    The July 22, 1776, $30 notes are a study in themselves, with three Newman types with major varieties also identified. This first type was recognized in the period and corrected, creating the following N-1.2 counterfeit. No. 8701. Printed on thin paper.


    Newman 1.1: Typeset. The first typeset Continental Currency counterfeit accomplished by the British.

    On the face: In the text, the baseline of BILL slants upward to the right. The I in THIRTY is too high. The bottom loop of the C in Congress is wide open rather than just slightly open. The left loop of the P in Philadelphia is closed or virtually so. The J in July is under the second s in passed. The last three letters of July are lowercase.
    On the back: In the motto above the left vignette, the top of the A in CONCITATÆ does not touch the outer circle.

    A clean note and well margined on all sides.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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