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    Choice April 11, 1778 $40 Counterfeit-Newman Plate Note

    Continental Currency. April 11, 1778 Yorktown Issue $40 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-78CF. PCGS About New 53.
    Counterfeiting of this type was very widespread, and there are four identified Newman plate types. No. 12724. Printed on thin paper. The Newman plate note, illustrated on page 465 in the appendix.


    Newman 1.1: Engraved. This is the second April 11, 1778, $40 described in the Official Broadside.

    On the face: In the top border, the right side of the U does not reach verticality. Also, the left upright of A in STATES is thicker than the right upright. In the text, the baseline of re in receive is far below the baseline of the preceding to. The baseline of th in thereof is much lower than the baseline of ue in Value. The baseline of thereof slants upward to the right. The top of the second long s in passed is higher than the top of the first long s.

    On the back: The second L in DOLLARS does not touch the ornament above it. The nature print background is crudely crosshatched to give it an amateurish mesh-like effect.

    Very well-printed on both sides. A significant Newman plate note in very sharp condition.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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