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    Twenty Dollar May 10, 1775 Counterfeit Detector- The Only Privately Held Example

    Continental Currency May 10, 1775 $20 Counterfeit Detector PCGS Choice About New 58.
    One of the highlights of this collection. This $20 May 10, 1775 Counterfeit Detector is one of only two examples known to exist, and this spectacular piece is the only one likely to ever be available to collectors as the only other example is in the hands of The Colonial Williamsburg Museum. This note is beautifully margined, and right at the cusp of Gem Uncirculated, save for a minor sheet fold about a quarter of an inch from the bottom margin. The words "to detect Counterfeits" is handwritten across the area reserved for the signatures. The print quality is incredibly sharp allowing the full intended design to be easily seen. As with the signed and issued notes, the back design is inverted on this detector. The term "only available when great collections are sold" tends to be over used, but it certainly applies here. In fact, "only available when this collection is sold" would be more to the point as this is the only privately held example.
    From The Collection of a Patriotic American


    Estimate: $20,000 - up.

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    August, 2010
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