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    Continental Currency April 11, 1778 $5 PCGS About New 50.
    The vast majority of Yorktown notes that are seen are British counterfeits. Six of the eight denominations of Yorktowns were heavily counterfeited by the British in an effort to undermine the value of the currency of the nascent United States. The existence of the deceptive counterfeits is the reason that this April 11, 1778 issue is the rarest of all the Continentals. When the counterfeits appeared shortly after the genuine notes were issued, the Continental Congress voted to recall all April 11, 1778 notes. This piece luckily escaped that recall. This genuine example is in a comment-free PCGS 50 holder.


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