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    Rare 1758 Virginia Counterfeit on Document

    Virginia October 12, 1758 3 Pounds Contemporary Counterfeit Pinned to Period Docketed Document Fr. VA-22. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent.
    This is another fascinating and unique legal primary source document concerning Colonial counterfeiting and includes a Virginia October 12, 1758 3 Pounds note (Fr. VA-22) pinned upon the bottom left of the document's text side. The serial number 311 note, with a false signature of Peyton Randolph, was a crude imitation of the genuine bill. The original document was folded into eighths and docketed on one eighth of the verso. Some of the text in this important document is covered by the pinned note. Like the North Carolina notes and document cataloged earlier in this sale, the phrase "...being a Person of Evil Name, fame, and Dishonest Conversation..." appears. A rare counterfeit note, and made more desirable with this primary source documentation and period seizure. Noted by PCGS are "Internal Tears; Pinned to Document." Unique, unusual and historically significant. The document and transcription may be viewed on the Heritage website.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
    Docket:
    The King
    vs > Induction [?]
    James Ward

    Passing bad Money


    Evidence

    George Admire

    Sworn and Sent

    John [?]

    True Bill

    Signd by

    Nathl [Alenworth?]

    Foreman

    R Henderson Att Thrd [?] Dom. Regis

    Document Side

    North Carolina
    Salisbury District [?] > At Superior Court of Justice held at Salisbury
    for the District of Salisbury on the Twenty Second day of
    September in the third Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign
    Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain
    France and Ireland King Defender of the faith, and so forth,
    According to the form of the Act of Assembly in Such Case
    made and Provided, before Maurice Moore Esquire Associate
    Judge of the said Court
    The Jurors for our Lord the King upon their Oath Present That
    James Ward late of the Parish of Saint of Luke in the County of Rowan
    Laborer, being a Person of Evil Name, fame, and Dishonest Conversation
    and Decifing [?] and Intending one George Admire, unjustly and Injuriously
    to Deceive and Defraud on the Seventeenth day of September in the third
    Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of
    God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith,
    and so forth, at the Parish Aforesaid in the County Aforesaid one piece of
    Printed Passed [?] Counterfeited to the Likings and Similitude of a Bill of the
    Current money of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia of the Denomination
    of Three Pounds, forwit of the Notes of Forty Eight Shilllings Lawful money of
    Great Britain, Unlawfully Fraudulently and Deceitfully did utter and Pass
    to the said George Admire for and as a good and Trued Bill of the Denomination
    and Value of Three Pounds Current money of the Colony of Virginia
    Aforesaid, forwit, of the Value of Forty Eight Shillings Lawful money
    of Great Britain as Aforesaid, He the said James Ward then and there
    and there -----------------------------------------------Bill so as Aforesaid by him so Uttered
    -------------------------------------------------------------Counterfeit to the Great Damage
    -------------------------------------------------------------[Ge]orge Admire and Against the Peace of
    -------------------------------------------------------------Crown and Dignitye

    -------------------------------------------------------------Rich'd Henderson Att Thrd [?] Dom. Regis


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
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