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    High-Grade Newman 1.1 May 20, 1777 $6 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. May 20, 1777 $6 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-67CF. PCGS Extremely Fine 40.
    Counterfeits in circulation of the First United States issue were widespread. There are three varieties of this listed counterfeit type that was also reported publicly on a period broadside. No. 30710. Printed on thick paper.


    Newman 1.1: Engraved. This bill is described in the Official Broadside (See EPMOA).

    On the face: In the text, the baseline of entitles is slightly higher than the baseline of the. The base of the V in Value is high. The letters ac in according are spaced too closely. Under the vignette, the period following DOLLARS is missing.

    On the back: The nature print background is amateurishly engraved, resulting in a mesh-like appearance. Note that the back is in the correct juxtaposition relative to the face. (The stem of the leaf points to the viewer's left.)

    Deeply inked on both sides. A high-grade example and much rarer than a genuine note of this type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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