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Finest PMG Certified AU-53EPQ June 1776 Fr MA-204CFT

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Colony of the Massachusetts Bay, June 18, 1776, Five Shillings, Due Date Payable June 18, 1778, Contemporary Counterfeit with Jumbo Margins, PMG graded About Uncirculated-53 Exceptional Paper Quality.

Fr. MA-204CFT. This is an amazing, high quality Contemporary Counterfeit rarity is one of just a few we have encountered in forty-plus years and the finest. Manuscript serial number 1367. The period heavy rag paper is slightly different, being not as coarse as that used for printing the genuine notes. The evenly Jumbo margins have sharp edges and corner tips which allow for perfect centering, displaying the printed details exceptionally well One faint vertical centerfold is present, otherwise this note is clean sharp and crisp. The fourth line of text is very “wavy” in its appearance, as so cited in Eric Newman’s appendix of THE EARLY PAPER MONEY OF AMERICA. The condition is truly remarkable. The finest Fr. MA-204CT Note to be PMG Certified AU-53 EPQ. Possibly the finest known example.
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Estimate Range: $1,500 - $2,000
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