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    Newman 2.1 May 20, 1777 $8 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. May 20, 1777 $8 Newman 2.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-69CF. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent.
    This type stands out compared to others immediately due to the crude workmanship of the engraver. No. 31300. Printed on thin paper.


    Newman 2.1: Crudely engraved.

    On the face: To the right of the serial number, there is no period after EIGHT DOLLARS. In the text, The baseline of the HIS in THIS slants upward to the right. The hyphen is missing in CON-GRESS. The 2 in 20 in the date tilts far to the left. Under the vignette, there is no period after DOLLARS.

    On the back: There is no period after DOLLARS. The back is in the correct juxtaposition relative to the face. (EIGHT DOLLARS is on the viewer's right.)

    Noted with "Minor Stains." A very distinctive type and we consider this a very rare Newman counterfeit type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

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