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    Continental Currency September 26, 1778 $50 Contemporary Counterfeit PMG Choice Uncirculated 63.
    The $50 denomination made its first appearance as part of the September 26, 1778 Resolution issue, reflecting the depreciating value of Continental Currency. The emblem for the $50 depicts a thirteen step pyramid representing the strength and unity of the thirteen colonies. This is reinforced by the motto PERRENIS (Everlasting). The back print is a departure from previous prints which show leaves, in that arrows are shown instead. There are a number of counterfeit varieties, with this note exhibiting two key characteristics- the base of the word Bearer is higher than the base of the following to and the "h" in the date 26th appears to be a "k" (26tk). While a counterfeit, it is reasonably well printed with clear margins and signatures. PMG notes a thin stain on the back across the top edge; probably mounting adhesive residue.
    From the Colonial Valley Collection, Part II

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