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    Newman 3.1 July 22, 1776 $30 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. July 22, 1776 $30 Newman 3.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-46CF. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    All the details are expressive on this crudely engraved $30 counterfeit of July 22, 1776. No. 31562. Printed on thin paper.


    Newman 3.1: Crudely engraved.

    On the face: All of the letters in the text are irregularly formed, misaligned, and improperly spaced. There is no space between the words Bearer to, Value thereof, and Silver ac-cording. Commas are missing between the words Silver ac-cording and Congress passed. The comma is also missing after Philadelphia. There is a dot rather than a hyphen between the letters ss of passed.

    On the back: The distant ship in the right vignette does not touch the sun's rays. The lettering in the mottos of both of the vignettes is much too small and irregularly formed.

    Close examination on this note also indicates some breaks in the false plate with stray ink marks in the fields (under 7:30 of the emblem and on the back between the bottom of the emblems). Bright overall and clear pair of false signatures on the face.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

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