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    Choice April 11, 1778 Yorktown $20 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. April 11, 1778 Yorktown Issue $20 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-76CF. PCGS Extremely Fine 45PPQ.
    A choice example, which makes it an excellent note to study closely. No. 52079. Printed on thin paper.

    Diagnostics:

    Newman 1.1: Engraved. This bill is described in the Official Broadside.

    On the face: The lowercase letters of Continental Currency on the right-side border are black instead of white. To the left of the serial number, the period is missing after No. In the text, the base of the second L in DOLLARS is lower than the base of the first L. Also, the top of the A is lower than the preceding L and the adjacent R.

    On the back: The end of the top left serif of the R in SELLERS curls upward. In the nature print, the end of the stem of the leaf leans slightly left rather than ending with a slight curl to the right

    Very pleasant, crisp and nearly as made paper quality. Rare in this condition.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

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