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    Newman 3.1 April 11, 1778 Yorktown $40 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. April 11, 1778 Yorktown Issue $40 Newman 3.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-78CF. PCGS About New 53.
    Another major counterfeit type of the $40 Yorktown. No. 1417. Printed on thin paper.

    Diagnostics:

    Newman 3.1: Typeset. This is the third April 11, 1778, $40 described in the Official Broadside.

    On the face: In the text, the top of the r in receive slants slightly upward to the right. The base of a in ac-cording is lower than the base of the adjacent c. In the motto, the first N in CONFEDERATION leans to the right. In the vignette, the stars have much larger empty circular centers than on the genuine bill.

    On the back: The R in DOLLARS touches the ornament above it. There are only four pairs of leaves attached to the main stem, rather than five on the genuine bill. The nature print background has been amateurishly engraved with a mesh-like crosshatching and then muddled to obscure it.

    A high-grade note with light handling. Some of the printing is light, typical of many counterfeit notes.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

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