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Mid-18th Century Colonial American Paper Money

Mid-18th Century Colonial American Paper Money
This was a paper currency used from 1756 to 1789 in the colonies of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia.

Its very intricate leaf design was devised by Benjamin Franklin as an anti-counterfeiting measure. How the design was printed on the paper was a great mystery for centures only solved in the 1960s, when it was discovered that Mr. Franklin took a very thin, lead cast of a real leaf and nailed it to the printing press, creating this leaf design that was almost impossible to reproduce by the average counterfeiter.

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