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    First United States Bank Charleston 1794 $20 Counterfeit

    Charleston, SC - Bank of the United States (the First) $20 Office of Discount &
    Deposit January 1, 1794 Contemporary Counterfeit US-1 C196 Sheheen-Not Listed. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    This is a rare and early dated Bank of the United States Branch counterfeit, filled in Charleston, printed from a fairly well-made plate. At the far left is ornately engraved DEPARTMENT on lathe work. At the upper left is a Federal eagle. There was much trade in Charleston, and counterfeits of this type likely were a plague on commerce. Pen cancelled on the face, and PCGS notes "Edge and Internal Tears; Minor Ink Erosion." There is a short, period-penned name on the back. This is a rare type, probably not to be encountered in genuine form and shows overall appeal.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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