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    Fascinating Fictitious November 22, 1775-Dated $5 Note

    Continental Currency. November 22, 1775 $5 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fictitious Date Fr. CC-15CF. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    This is a fascinating and exceedingly rare note. It is a crude contemporary counterfeit with a fictitious November 22, 1775, date (instead of November 29, 1775). No. [illegible]. Printed on thin paper.

    Diagnostics:

    This bill has a fictitious date of issue. It was copied from the November 29, 1775, issue.
    Newman 1.1: Crudely engraved.

    On the face: The period is omitted after No to the left of the serial number. In the text, there is a blank space between the E and M of NOVEMBER. In the vignette, the top finger of the hand extends far to the right of the center branch instead of ending just left of it.

    On the back: There is coarsely engraved cross-hatching on and around the leaves of the nature print.

    A clean example with sharp printing clarity on both sides. This is a great rarity and we are not aware of another example. Most likely unique and a highlight in this extraordinary collection of contemporary counterfeits.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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