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    Very Rare July 11, 1771 5 Pound Circulating Counterfeit

    Virginia July 11, 1771 5 Pounds Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. VA-61. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent.
    This is a very rare counterfeit from a series where we believe the only genuine bill from the date is the 3-pound note offered previously in this sale catalog. Boyd penciled on his example, sold as Ford Part VIII: Lot 1665 for $2,300 in January 2005, "no originals known." We have not encountered a genuine bill of this denomination. Similar to the 3 pounds, but with the colony arms at the left. "Tobacco" is specified near the top at the right and the Rind imprint is at bottom left. Since this a circulating counterfeit, the Randolph and Blair signatures are false. A vibrant note, but with some jagged trimming at the left edge. Noted with a "Small Edge Tear near Top Center" and a "Missing UL Corner." This is much superior to the restored PMG Very Fine 20 Net note we sold in January 2016 for $2,467.50. This example boasts considerable eye appeal and pedigree.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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