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    May 9, 1776 $8 Contemporary Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. May 9, 1776 $8 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-38CF. PCGS Very Fine 35.
    An attractive example of another very scarce counterfeit. No. 4909. Printed on thin paper.


    Newman 1.1: Engraved.

    On the face: On whitish paper sometimes containing mica. In the text, in the second to, there is a long s instead of a t. (This old-style s is similar to an f.) There is a G instead of a C in GON-GRESS. The top of the 1 in the date is higher than the tops of 77.

    On the back: The inside left serif of the A in DOLLARS is missing. (Note: There is no outside left serif of the A in DOLLARS present on either the genuine CC-38 or the counterfeit Newman 1.1.)

    The surfaces are bright on both sides and there is a slightly trimmed-in upper right margin.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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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