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    April 11, 1778 $8 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. April 11, 1778 Yorktown Issue $8 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-75CF. PCGS Very Fine 20.
    Another counterfeited denomination from the issue illustrating the rampant fakery going on at the time. No. 14001. Printed on thin paper.


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

    On the face: In the top border, the 8 under the space just to the right of E in THE is black instead of white. To the right of the serial number, there is no period after EIGHT DOLLARS. In the text, the G in GOLD is too large and its base is too low.

    On the back: The first S in SELLERS tilts to the right. In the nature print, the stem of the center leaf is too long.

    With typical wear, but problem-free.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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