||Philadelphia, PA - Bank of the United States (the First) $30 December 3, 1791 Contemporary Counterfeit US-1 C34 Hoober 305-137. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent. This rare and early dated First Bank of the United States (1791-1811) $30 counterfeit was printed from a fairly well made plate. At the far left is an ornately engraved THIRTY on linear shaded lathe work. At the upper left is a Federal eagle. Lengthy obligations are across the note; there is a small oval die with "30" and a linear block at lower left with outlined THIRTY D. It is lightly Pen Cancelled across the face a few times. Apparent, but the detriments noted, "Hinge on Back; Small Internal Tears; Minor Edge Damage," are not overwhelming. Well margined and when offered at auction, usually realizing four figures, Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $998.75. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19309. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.