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    Rarely Encountered June 9, 1780 $5 "Guaranteed" Contemporary Counterfeit Note

    New Jersey June 9, 1780 $5 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. NJ-188 PCGS Very Fine 30PPQ.
    This is a rarely encountered Contemporary Counterfeit, scarcer than the genuine note. Its overall look is different from the genuine, and the paper has a similarity to the counterfeit $20 notes from Maryland and Massachusetts. The face has the false signatures of David Brearley and Philemon Dickinson, and the back shows the faked countersignature of Joseph Borden. The face interest stamping is in two lines rather than the one line observed on genuine notes. Similar to the Newman note, and a choice example with very strong back color. The Boyd collection note was sold raw in Ford XV for $2,185 ("Very Fine to Extremely Fine"). The cited Newman note, also PCGS Very Fine 30PPQ, realized $1,292.50 in October 2015. An important note for the serious specialist.
    From the Hunter Collection.

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    February, 2021
    11th Thursday
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