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    Newman 1.1 September 26, 1778 $40 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. September 26, 1778 $40 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-84CF. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent.
    Counterfeiting on this issue was also widespread. No.67022. Printed on thin paper.

    Diagnostics:

    Newman 1.1: Typeset. Deceptive.

    On the face: In the text, the upright of the B in BILL is centered under the upright and lower left serif of the D in Dollars above. Also in BILL, the base of the B is high, and the base of the I is low. The baseline of Bearer slants down to the right. The comma after DOLLARS is high. The o in the first or is higher than the subsequent r, and its baseline is well above the baseline of Dollars. The upright of the b in by is under the far left of the lower left serif of R in Resolution above, instead of under the right serif of the word a.

    On the back: In the nature print, too much of the crude mesh-like crosshatching is noticeable, particularly in the upper left.

    Noted with a "Small Repair at Center." The note faces up very well, and this is a deceptive type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

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