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    Newman 3.1 September 26, 1778 $50 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. September 26, 1778 $50 Newman 3.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-85CF. PCGS Fine 15 Apparent.
    A deceptive counterfeit and distinctive type. No.2392. Printed on thin paper.

    Diagnostics:

    Newman 3.1: Typeset. Deceptive.

    On the face: As on the genuine, to the right of the serial number, the upright of the second f in Fifty points directly to the upper left serif of the B in Bearer, which makes this bill deceptive. In the text, the baseline of Bearer slants to the right. The top serif of the D in Dollars does not touch its upright. The left lower serif of R in Resolution is higher than the right lower serif. Most importantly, in the motto, the left lower serif of the P in PERENNIS is present.

    On the back: The lower right serif of the second L in SEL-LERS is much closer to the base of the E than on the genuine.

    Noted with "Small Edge Tears." This has seen some wear, but is well printed.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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