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    Gorgeous Sword in Hand Note

    Massachusetts December 7, 1775 36s Contemporary Counterfeit PCGS Apparent Choice About New 58.
    A much scarcer Sword in Hand Counterfeit with a total of only five examples graded by both services combined. The apparent designation has been assigned for minor mounting remnants on the back of the note, and they are indeed minor. With the PCGS system of not listing apparent notes in their population reports, its is impossible to tell if this is the finest of the three they have seen, but that is certainly a strong likelihood. This is one of the more deceptive contemporary counterfeits and the highest-grade example that we have handled. The note is well printed, well signed, and clearly circulated, at least briefly, alongside the genuines. 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 $10,000 or so that a genuine in this grade would realize.


    Estimate: $1,750 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    23rd Tuesday
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