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Counterfeit Obsolete Notes in Early New York City


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Early in the 19th century counterfeiters were at work in New York City, passing a variety of notes to the public. This talk presents testimony brought to trial, and in some cases, the evidence itself; both genuine and counterfeit. In this video with slides you will see and learn about: * How banks issued the paper money in the 1800's * Why the public was hesitant to accept bills * New York City and why there were so many counterfeiters * Multiple stories of people passing phony bills, how they were caught, their excuses, and what the notes looked like that they were using This is a great video with actual police depositions regarding each case. Speaker(s): Christopher T. Connell.
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