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    Deceptive Contemporary Counterfeit

    Massachusetts December 7, 1775 36s Contemporary Counterfeit PMG Choice Very Fine 35. This is one of the more deceptive contemporary counterfeits and the highest grade example that we have handled. This counterfeit note with serial number 1111 is well printed, well signed, and it clearly circulated, at least briefly, alongside the genuine notes. The note has the look of a genuine example and is distinguished from the genuine only by minute differences in engraving. The easiest ones to spot are the straight vertical main masts on the ship vignette. On the genuine examples, the masts slant to the right. An unusually bright, clean, and very attractive note that will not realize anywhere near the $7000 or so that a genuine in this grade would bring. It has been pen cancelled on the face, "counterfeit" has been written on the back, and a penned "X" has been added over the soldier's face.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2008
    17th-21st Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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