Have some continental currency....

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Joy Matherne, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Joy Matherne

    Joy Matherne There's gold in them there coins

    Was wondering if someone can help with authenticity? 15972568615794014272195385509657.jpg 15972569054056501789138768578508.jpg
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  3. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    I hate to break it to you, but that looks like a fake you'd find for sale at a battlefield giftshop.
  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Boy, there are so many reproductions of this type of currency, that it's hard for me to tell, but maybe more experienced collectors of that type of money can help you. Good luck.
    As a kid, I remember getting a lot of this and other copies, from breakfast cereal boxes and it always looked real to me. LOL
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  5. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Sorry Joy, but these are replicas, I still have some that I got when I was a kid and visited a Revolutionary War site. One easy way to tell that it's a replica is that originals were signed and serial numbered in handwritten ink. Yours are printed.
  6. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    The bills appear to be modern reproductions.
  7. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    As others have said yours are items that would have been purchased in a gift shop. Here are some similar ones for comparison. Surviving examples are typically in pretty rough condition.

  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I am not a bill expert. I have these two and the signatures on the notes are obviously written in ink while the remainder of the note is printed. It's pretty easy to tell the difference even in the poor shape my bills are in. Sorry Joy.

  9. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I am with others. obvious fakes. One, obviously photocopied and not printed. Two, signatures and numbering not in ink different from bill nor signed by hand. Third, paper not right. The real bills usually printed on vellum, yours printed on "aged" modern paper.

    I am not a great expert on these either, usually getting certified examples when the price approaches 4 figures, but know enough.
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  10. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Heck, even the Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery could see that . . . . .

    (But the edges are aged . . . . . )
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  11. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Btw @Joy Matherne , it is a very interesting area of US collecting, colonial paper money. In fact, besides proof platinum eagles, its the only area of US numismatics I still collect.
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