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    2d Massachusetts June 20, 1744 Genuine "Tall Note"

    Massachusetts June 20, 1744 2d PCGS Apparent Extremely Fine 40.
    In our Sale of the Newman Collection we sold a counterfeit of this same note in this identical grade. That note was described "This 'Tall' Bill type is known in both genuine and counterfeit form. An intricate design is used with a circular cartouche for the text and ornate details at the entablature, which is supported by vine covered columns. At the lower left is the Royal Arms and at the lower right, the Massachusetts Arms. The printed back shows the denomination within an interesting 'bracelet' design cartouche. The plate details are a bit weak and the note is clearly a contemporary counterfeit. Noted as: 'Center Split Repaired; Small Edge Tears; Paper Toned; Pinholes.' The note has considerable eye appeal from the face." This note is identical in grade with the Apparent grade assigned for "Repaired Splits," which are reinforcements of the horizontal center fold. The counterfeit in the Newman Sale realized $1,410. We have never handled a genuine example of this note, and would even consider it nearly irreplaceable.


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    January, 2017
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