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    Massachusetts November 17, 1776 48s Contemporary Counterfeit PCGS Apparent Extremely Fine 45.
    One of the rarest issues of Massachusetts notes. Genuine examples are virtually never seen and even counterfeits are rarely encountered. The Apparent grade has been assigned for "Minor Restorations," which are in the blank area of the right margin. This counterfeit circulated at least briefly, and apparently was suspected from the start as it is endorsed on the back by two different individuals. Endorsements were extremely common in the Southern Colonies, but very rare in New England. The endorsements were almost certainly done to guarantee the note to a receiver who was suspicious. Its counterfeit status was contemporarily affirmed as the note is vigorously pen cancelled on the face.


    Estimate: $1,500 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    4th-10th Wednesday-Tuesday
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