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    Forty Shilling December 29, 1785 Test Specimen/Counterfeit Detector on Blue Paper

    North Carolina December 29, 1785 40s Test Specimen on Blue Paper PCGS Very Fine 30.
    Other than for Continentals, test specimens and/or counterfeit detector notes are nearly unheard of in Colonials. This is certainly the first example of this issue that we have ever seen and only the first or second PCGS has handled. It is broadly margined, well printed, and seemingly on the same blue lightly fibered stock that was used for Continental detectors. Minor restorations listed for the italic grade. Far rarer than the note itself which is extremely rare. Very, very difficult to estimate.
    From the Thomas A. Gray Collection of North Carolina Colonial Currency

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    September, 2018
    5th-11th Wednesday-Tuesday
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