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    New Hampshire November 3, 1775 30s Contemporary Counterfeit PMG Extremely Fine 40.
    This is a very deceptive counterfeit whose most obvious diagnostic is in the word "Thirty" where the base of the second (lower case) "t" is lower than the adjacent "r". This counterfeit was done by Robert Louist Fowle who was a Tory arrested on April 15, 1777 for counterfeiting 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 and redeemed. Fowle agreed to turn state's evidence, but escaped from prison in August, 1777 and fled. This is an exceedingly nice condition note with great history and a great story.

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