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500 Confederate Fake...?

Is this guy fake?


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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 30,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It says “COPY” right under the left signature

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  • Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,112 ✭✭✭

    @MsMorrisine said:
    It says “COPY” right under the left signature

    Yeah I know but want to be 100% sure before I toss it. I know nothing about paper.

    Thanx

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,174 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rest assured it is NOT genuine. The artificially aged paper is a good giveaway. Here is an example of the actual note. (Not my note)

  • Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,112 ✭✭✭

    Think I just found a real one still going through things...

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 1,889 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2022 1:56PM

    Yes, Steve's looks like the scarcer variety with darker red print.

    The copy is printed in all black, no red or pink tint.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • KliaoKliao Posts: 4,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @sellitstore said:
    Yes, Steve's looks like the scarcer variety with darker red print.

    The copy is printed in all black, no red or pink tint.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I have heard that fake confederate notes that have black signatures are always fake. They always signed with colored inks whether it's brown, red etc.

    Young Numismatist/collector
    45 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 27 members and counting!

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 1,889 ✭✭✭✭✭

    CSA notes with printed signatures are fakes. All genuine CSA notes are hand signed. You can tell if it's a printed signature by comparing the shade (of the signature) to the rest of the printed note. Most copies are printed and "signed" in the same black ink but genuine CSA notes can be signed in black ink.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 24,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes

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