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    Massachusetts May 5, 1780 $20 Contemporary Counterfeit Very Choice New. This is one of the most deceptive Colonial Counterfeits. It's pictured on page 467 of the Fourth Edition Newman. The note is very well done, and it includes excellent forged signatures of Hillhouse and Cranch on the face, and Peter Boyer, as guarantor for the United States, on the back. All three signatures are deceptive, accurate copies (genuine signatures appear in this sale on other Massachusetts Guaranteed notes.) The note even features a rather good attempt at duplicating the "United States" watermark in the paper, and it bears a fake red "Interest paid one year" imprint on the face as did many of the notes in circulation.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 5052850)

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    February, 2002
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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