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A $3 Bill ? I'm Sure I'm Wrong

 
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 Posted 08/04/2021  6:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jimcu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've been Googling all day. Best I can guess is it's an 1860s first series demand note. Only because the lettering and statue are the same. I have no real idea. It is ripped, as you can see but is it something I need to preserve?

Thanks. Can't wait to hear how dumb my guess was.





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 Posted 08/04/2021  7:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's not a genuine US note - the printing is too crude, and the back with the large Xs on it implies it's based on the back design of a $10 or $20, rather than a $3. It does, however, look very similar to this advertising note sold on Heritage in 2011, only without the black issuer's overprint.
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 Posted 08/04/2021  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jimcu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. You are amazing. I am impressed you found that.
Unfortunately I keep finding neat things but I'm not getting rich.

Thanks a million
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 Posted 08/05/2021  12:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Everything about shouts FAKE. It's like they didn't even try to make it look real with the cartoonish portrait and solid red seal.
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 Posted 08/05/2021  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The red seal on the Heritage note says "Novelty Ad Co. Pub. Pe...", which is presumably the name of the printer of the blank forms of these advertising notes. On the OP's note, that's solid - as if someone's gone and filled in the "fake words" with red ink. Perhaps someone got a hold of a blank advertising note, and tried to pass it as real? We may be seeing the origin of the expression "phony as a three dollar bill".

You'll also note that the "serial number" is the same - "37963" - even though the printing is different (the OP's note has a space and comma after the "37").
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 Posted 08/10/2021  06:42 am  Show Profile   Check Chopped Triumphs's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Chopped Triumphs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's as fake as a three dollar bill..
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 Posted 09/08/2021  11:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Badwithmoney to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is what an actual 3 dollar bill looks like.


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 Posted 09/09/2021  04:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Back in the day it wasn't unusual to see a $3 note.


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 Posted 09/09/2021  2:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This is what an actual 3 dollar bill looks like.


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