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    Unlisted Farmers Bank $20 Counterfeit

    Liberty, MO - Farmers Bank of Missouri, at Liberty $20 Contemporary Counterfeit Apr. 1, 1859 MO-15 UNL. PCGS Very Good 10 Apparent.
    This contemporary counterfeit is extremely rare and the first we have seen. Studied by Eric P. Newman, who obtained this from Wismer in 1939 and recognized its rarity as a false note. This shows the fake imprint of Bald, Cousland & Co. Philada. & New York at bottom left with the ABC monogram at the center of the right end. The layout is similar to the genuine proofs and issued notes known. A shield showing a cameo portrait of Washington supported by a female and male farmer is under the Gothic title. The counter surrounds, title, and "XX" protector devices are in vermillion. Crudely engraved portraits of Robert Aull and Florence Nightingale (noted with poorly done eyes in the Vacca catalog for a similar "C" plate example) are in the lower corners. Plate C. No. 1853. Grading notes "Mounting Remnants on Back." There is some staining to the face, at the ends, from its former mounting. A fascinating contemporary counterfeit rarity.
    Ex: D. C. Wismer, 1939; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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