Skip to content
Lot 89207

Image Information

Type Currency
Title Lot 89207
Date April 3, 1772
Country United States
Denomination 4d
Description Pennsylvania March 20, 1771 20 Shillings Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. PA-149. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent. The Newman Collection contains the most comprehensive array of Colonial contemporary counterfeits we have studied and cataloged. This is another fascinating example and rarely encountered, much less often than the genuine. This plate A note has a false signature of Francis Hopkinson, Declaration signer, at the bottom. The face diagnostic is that the upright in the large "T" of "This" is to the right of the "h" in "Shillings" below it, instead of to the left as on genuine bills. Noted with "Stains; Edge Damage at Top Right; Minor Mounting Remnants on Back." Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2017). (Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, Realized $352.50.

Related Content

Image Collection Eric P. Newman Collection (Internet Sale 3)
NNP is 100% non-profit and independent // Your feedback is essential and welcome. // Your feedback is essential and welcome.