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    Massachusetts June 18, 1776 24s PCGS Apparent About New 50.
    A very sophisticated counterfeit, one of the few produced for this issue. These notes, when detected as counterfeits during their time in circulation, were usually identified as counterfeits by crosshatching in pen on both sides. That was not done in this case. On this particular issue, there is an easy counterfeiting tell. The capital T in Treasury in the seventh line of the text is almost exactly above the 1 in 18th of the next line on the counterfeit. On the genuine note, the T is much farther to the right, centered over the space between the 1 and the 8 of 18th. PMG has assigned the Apparent grade for minor stains. Unlike most of the few other counterfeits known for this issue, the note is not pen cancelled or cancelled in any form. It clearly circulated for a time alongside the genuine notes.

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