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    Choice Newman 2.1 January 14, 1779 $80 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. January 14, 1779 $80 Newman 2.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-102CF. PCGS Extremely Fine 40.
    Considering the difficulties involved in creating a counterfeit, the perpetrators printed a deceptive type. An example in choice condition. No. 6261.Printed on thin paper with the UNITED/STATES watermark. Note the presence of the dot above the i in Printed on the back.

    Diagnostics:

    Newman 2.1: Typeset, very deceptive. This counterfeit may have many variations due to movement or replacement of typeset letters.

    On the face: To the right of the serial number, the upright of the t in Eighty is in line with the right side of the E in THE below. On the genuine bill, the upright of the t is over the center of the E. In the text, the lower right serif of the R in Resolution ends over the center of the f below it, instead of much to its right. In the motto, the space between EC of SECULORUM is abnormally wide. The two-color print registration is sometimes out of alignment.

    On the back, the i in Printed is dotted, unlike the genuine.

    Very sharp color is seen on the face. An impressive example that also would be a fitting note to place into an advanced set of Continental Currency. An important major type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

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