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    Newman 1.1 January 14, 1779 $80 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. January 14, 1779 $80 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-102CF. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    Counterfeiters had to work harder on this series. Not only did they have obtain watermarked paper, they also had to add color tinting to the face of the notes. No. 32050. Printed on thin paper with the UNITED/STATES watermark. The watermark on this paper is cruder than the other $80 contemporary counterfeits from the Newman Collection.


    Newman 1.1: Crudely engraved.

    On the face: To the right of the serial number, the ht in Eighty tilts to the right. In the text, the baseline of BEARER slants down to the right. The d in entitled slants to the left. The words in GOLD are too close together.

    On the back: In Eighty the space between the E and the i is wide, the i tilts to the left, and the t tilts to the right. The baseline of Dollars is too high.

    Noted with "Minor Mounting Remnants and Paper Pull on Back." A very interesting and rare example.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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