||Continental Currency. February 26, 1777 $30 Newman 1.1 Contemporary Counterfeit Fr. CC-62CF. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. There are a few different counterfeits known of this issue. An exceptional example. No. 4221. Printed on thin paper. Diagnostics: Newman 1.1: Engraved. On the face: In the text, the base of the B in Baltimore is low. In the date, the base of the 6 in 26 is level with, instead of higher than, the 2 preceding it. In SI of the motto, the tail of the S is flat and extended. The S in FACIES tilts too far to the right. On the back: The upper right loop of the P in Printed is missing so as to resemble a large lowercase g. The dot over the i in Printed is missing. The baseline of Hall is much lower than the baseline of by. The grade is amazing for any contemporary counterfeit note. An underrated and undervalued Continental note which would fit perfectly into any high-grade Continental Currency type set. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
From Newman X (Heritage Auctions, November 2018), lot 20057, realized $1080.