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    High-Grade Newman 1.2 May 20, 1777 $8 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. May 20, 1777 $8 Newman 1.2 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-69CF. PCGS Choice About New 58.
    A second type, this with the back in the incorrect juxtaposition compared to a genuine example and the prior counterfeit. No. 3245. Printed on thin paper.

    Diagnostics:

    Newman 1.2: Engraved.

    On the face: Same as Newman 1.1 previous, except that the period after DOLLARS under the vignette has been added.

    On the back: The nature print background has been further muddled to mostly eliminate the crude cross-hatching. The back is now in the wrong juxtaposition relative to the face. (The counterfeit bill, when turned horizontally from the face, has the stem of the leaf pointing upward toward the viewer's right rather than downward toward the viewer's left on the genuine bill. EIGHT DOLLARS is on the viewer's left.)

    A high grade example with light handling. Another significant condition rarity from this exceptional, comprehensive collection.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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