Excellent June 18, 1776 Counterfeit PMG AU-53 “EPQ”
Finest Contemporary Counterfeit Example PMG Certified
Colony of the Massachusetts Bay. June 18, 1776. Five Shillings. Due Date Payable June 18, 1778. Contemporary Counterfeit. Jumbo Margins. PMG graded About Uncirculated-53 Exceptional Paper Quality.
Fr. MA-204CT. This is an amazing, high quality rarity and one of few we have encountered in thirty-plus years. Serial number 1367. The period heavy rag paper is slightly different, being not as coarse as that used for printing the genuine notes. The evenly Jumbo margins have sharp edges and corner tips which allow for perfect centering, displaying the printed details exceptionally well One faint vertical centerfold is present, otherwise this note is clean sharp and crisp. The fourth line of text is very “wavy” in its appearance, as so cited in Eric Newman’s appendix of THE EARLY PAPER MONEY OF AMERICA. Possibly the finest known. The condition is truly remarkable. Finest Fr. MA-204CT Note to be PMG Certified.