David Lisot Video Library (2002)
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.