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Emanuel Ninger

Biography

Married with four children. Emigrated from Rotterdam and settled in Flagtown, New Jersey.

Known as “Jim the Penman.” He counterfeited currency with pencil and paint brush. It is estimated that he passed $40,000 in bad notes between 1883 and 1896. He was caught, convicted and served four years in prison.

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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