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    New Hampshire November 3, 1775 40s Contemporary Counterfeit PMG Very Fine 30.
    This is a very deceptive counterfeit whose most obvious diagnostic is that the period punctuation mark after "hereof" at the end of the text is under the "e" in "payments" in the line above rather than the "n." This counterfeit was done by Robert Louist Fowle who was a Tory arrested on April 15, 1777 for counterfeiting notes of this issue. Fowle was the nephew of the printer of the genuine notes who left his uncle's business in 1774 due to political differences. When he left, he apparently took some of the type and ornaments used for the genuine notes with him. As a result of this counterfeiting, all of the issue was recalled for redemption. Fowle agreed to turn state's evidence, but escaped from prison in August, 1777 and fled. This is an very nice counterfeit with great history and a great story.


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