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#2399585 - 05/22/08 05:11 PM Colonial - Continental paper money
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I have for sale 8 colonial notes, I will sell individually, or as a set

South Carolina - Five Shillings - no 640 - April 1778
Pennsylvania - 15 shilling - no 5520 - October 1773
Rhode Island - 3 Dollar - no 2298 - July 1780
Massachusetts Bay - 8 Dollar - no 25480 - May 1780
New Hampshire - 7 Dollar - no 1702 - April 1780
North Carolina - 4 Dollar - no 146 - August 1778
New Jersey - Eighteen Pence - no 8418 - March 1776
Georgia - Four Dollar Continental note - no 2991 - September 1777









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#2399781 - 05/22/08 07:08 PM Re: Colonial - Continental paper money [Re: jseeglitz]
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Welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to inform you, but I believe these "notes" are actually modern reproductions.
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#2399920 - 05/22/08 08:20 PM Re: Colonial - Continental paper money [Re: MunkyMan95]
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Is there a reason you would say they are modern reproductions? I got them from my Great Grandfather so if they are reproductions like you say, how can I be sure.


I appreciate any details you can give me regarding verifying authenticity of my paper money

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#2399963 - 05/22/08 08:39 PM Re: Colonial - Continental paper money [Re: jseeglitz]
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It appears to me that the paper that the notes were printed on has been made to look aged. Does it have a very crispy feeling to it? Almost crunchy? That's one way to tell.

I ran in to the same problem a few years ago. My great grandfather had given me some Confederate currency that he was sure was authentic... Only to find out later that they were all indeed reproductions. They looks very similar (the paper, anyways) to the ones you pictured above.
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#2400009 - 05/22/08 08:59 PM Re: Colonial - Continental paper money [Re: MunkyMan95]
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The bills feel very old, Almost brittle ... there is an "embossed" feeling like raised ink also. The signatures appear to be real ink as the way they have bled into the paper. The Typeset on the Georgia note seems to have made an impression that can be felt on the opposite side of that note.

I really don;t know much about this stuff, but do know that these bills have been in my family for generations. I would like to verify their authenticity if possible.

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#2400041 - 05/22/08 09:11 PM Re: Colonial - Continental paper money [Re: jseeglitz]
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I think that if you send them to PMG for certification, you will get a much better price for them.
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#2400070 - 05/22/08 09:22 PM Re: Colonial - Continental paper money [Re: zrlevin]
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Is there some info , Link or something you can provide me with so I can look into sending them?

Thanks for the reply,

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#2400286 - 05/22/08 10:29 PM Re: Colonial - Continental paper money [Re: jseeglitz]
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http://www.pmgnotes.com/
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#2400939 - 05/23/08 06:26 AM Re: Colonial - Continental paper money [Re: zrlevin]
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I believe that sending them to PMG would be a waste of money, as they would be returned to you as reproductions, having not been graded or placed in holders. But, if you need a third party opinion, go for it.
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#2401062 - 05/23/08 09:21 AM Re: Colonial - Continental paper money [Re: MunkyMan95]
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Thanks for all the replies... Is there an easier way then sending them away? I don;t know much about this stuff and as far as I know they could be reproductions I suppose.

You mention the paper .. how should they feel .? Are they supposed to be clothlike?

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