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    Continental Currency April 11, 1778 $5 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit PMG Very Fine 20.
    This engraved counterfeit is described in the Official Broadside. According to Newman, these diagnostics make it easy to identify the counterfeits. On the face: In the text, the s in Entitles tilts too far to the right. In SPANISH the A is too short at its top and too near the n. Also, the second s tilts to the right. The base of the second S in CONGRESS is low. There is no comma after April in the date. On the back: The first S in SELLERS tilts to the right. The 8 in 1778 tilts to the left. The nature print background is amateurishly engraved. The topmost leaf has a long stem; on the genuine bill, this same leaf has just a stub of a stem.

    PMG comments "Stained." The Newman example graded PCGS EF 40 and sold for $660.

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