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    Newman 2.2 September 26, 1778 $50 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. September 26, 1778 $50 Newman 2.2 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-85CF. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    There are several different counterfeits observed on this type. No.69101. Printed on thick paper. Note: N.1.1 is unconfirmed and N.2.1 is identical to N.2.2 except for the presence of penned commas on the face.

    Diagnostics:

    Newman 2.2: Typeset. This counterfeit may have many variations due to movement or replacement of typeset letters.

    On the face: Same as Newman 2.1, except that the commas after Philadelphia and 26th are now present, having been penned in ink. To the right of the serial number, the upright of the second f in Fifty points to the space between the words the bearer below it. On the genuine, it points directly to the upper left serif of the B in Bearer. In the text, the baseline of the first to is lower than the baseline of Bearer. In the motto, the left lower serif of the P in PERENNIS is present. On the genuine bill, this P was broken, resulting in the absence of this serif.

    On the back: The top of the T in FIFTY is higher than the top of the preceding F.

    Moderate wear only with the details all very clear.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

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