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    Newman 3.1 September 26, 1778 $40 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. September 26, 1778 $40 Newman 3.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-84CF. PCGS Fine 15.
    Another major type of this $40 counterfeit. No.10292. Printed on thin paper.

    Diagnostics:

    Newman 3.1: Engraved.

    On the face: In the text, the top of the e in Bearer is lower than the adjacent a. The right serif of the v in receive is above the adjacent e. The base of m in milled slopes down to the right. The bitter end of the top serif of the D in Dollars points northwest. In the date 1778, the top of the 1 is higher than the top of 77. In the motto and vignette, the two stars above the first E in CONFEDERATION (stars 8 & 9) are joined together.

    On the back: On the nature print, the two lowest leaves on the left side of the main branch have been omitted.

    Noted as "Pen Cancelled," with the three-line cancel confined to the emblem. Problem-free for this grade.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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