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    Well-Printed April 11, 1778 Yorktown $4 Contemporary Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. April 11, 1778 Yorktown Issue $4 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-71CF. PCGS Choice About New 55.
    As with the May 20, 1777, notes, there were many counterfeits of this April 11, 1778. Yorktown series. No. 14823. Printed on thin paper.

    Diagnostics:

    Newman 1.1: Crudely engraved.

    On the face: In the text, the letters he in the first the touch. The base of a in Bearer is too low. The r and t in Bearer to are too close together. The n in Spanish is open at the top. The letters th in the second the touch, and the top of the h nearly touches the n in Spanish above it. The first S in CONGRESS tilts to the right. In the motto, the R touches the S in MORS.

    On the back: The second s in Sellers tilts to the right. The nature print background is amateurishly engraved, resulting in a mesh-like appearance.

    A very well-printed note. The inking is quite deep on both sides. High grade and with a distinctive appearance.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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