Should I buy this or not? The guy is asking $40 CND dollar. Id this a good buy or not. Thanks
Not genuine, sorry. This is a reproduction.
Gee thanks for letting me know
Several ways to tell it's bad... First of all, it's printed on the brown, crispy paper that was never used on genuine notes of this era, but is commonly used by the Historical Documents Company of Philadelphia, who produces these replicas for sale in museums, gift shops, battlegrounds, etc. Real notes were printed on thin, very fine banknote paper, not this parchment-like crinkle stuff.
Next, this specific note is cataloged by serial number as a known reproduction and published as such in lists of bogus notes. One such list is at http://www.crutchwilliams.com/BogusCSA_RoTx.html
Lastly, look at the signatures and serial numbers. See how they're printed in the same ink as the rest of the design? On a genuine note these would have been added by hand after the note was printed, so they'd appear distinctly different from the rest of the printed elements.
Hope this helps!
I have made a copy of your post and add it to my notebook.
Here is a genuine specimen.American Numismatic Society, 0000.999.12905
Jesse C. Kraft
Assistant Curator of American Numismatics
American Numismatic Society
New York City
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Note the brown ink-written signatures and serial number on the genuine vs. the black printed signatures on the copy.
This is probably the quickest and easiest way for a non expert to tell genuine from copy. And it will work for about 90% of copies, which have printed signatures that should be written.
Just watch for good color photocopies. On these, the paper is the best indicator and you need to know what the genuine paper should look like. It should never look like white copy paper. This may cover about 9 of the last 10% of copies out there.