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    Likely Unique March 12, 1778 $40 Yorktown Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. April 11, 1778 Yorktown Issue Dated March 12, 1778 $40 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-78CF. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent.
    A very unusual and likely unique fictitious date counterfeit note. No. 2745. Printed on thin paper.


    This bill has a fictitious date of issue. It was copied from the April 11, 1778, Yorktown issue.
    Newman 1.1: Crudely engraved.

    On the face: The period after No to the left of the serial number is missing. To the right of the serial number, in Forty Dollars, the letters ars slant upward to the right. In the text, the hyphen is missing in re-ceive. The comma is missing after Silver. The hyphen is missing in Resolu-tion. The comma after Con-gress is missing.

    On the back: The left upper serif on the H in Hall is missing.

    Noted with "Minor Repairs." An impressive note, very distinctive and the only example reported. One of the trophies in this incredible collection of Continental counterfeits.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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