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    Choice Newman 2.3 September 26, 1778 $50 Counterfeit

    Continental Currency. September 26, 1778 $50 Newman 2.3 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-85CF. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ.
    A different variety with typeset commas on the face, and in choice grade. No.3269. Printed on thin paper.

    Diagnostics:

    Newman 2.3: Typeset. This counterfeit may have many variations due to movement or replacement of typeset letters.

    On the face: Same as Newman 2.2 except the commas after Philadelphia and 26th have now been corrected by the insertion of typeset commas. To the right of the serial number, the upright of the second f in Fifty points to the space between the words the Bearer below it. On the genuine, it points directly to the upper left serif of the B in Bearer. The baseline of the first to is lower than the baseline of Bearer. In the motto, the left lower serif of the P in PERENNIS is present. On the genuine bill, this P was broken, resulting in the absence of this serif.

    On the back: The top of the T in FIFTY is higher than the top of the preceding F.

    There is an ink break in the right end border cut. A "PPQ" note, a designation not often seen on a counterfeit with faint handling.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

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