Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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Bogus notes printed on parchment

Here is a comparison between some of the most common bogus notes and their genuine counterparts.Note that all the lettering, signatures, underprints, pverprints and serial numbers are all the same color on the bogus notes. See the American Numismatic Association site for more information about reproduction (aka fake or bogus) currency.

1864 Confederate States of America $50 note.
Bogus note top, genuine note bottom.
Genuine notes are printed on gray or off-white paper. Green underprint.
Black handwritten signatures and serial number now aged to brown.


 

1864 Confederate States of America $500 note.
Bogus note top, genuine note bottom.
Genuine notes are printed on thin, off-white paper. Full red patterned underprint.
Handwritten signatures in black ink now aged to brown. Stamped serial numbers.


 

1864 Confederate States of America $1000 note.
Bogus note top, genuine note bottom.
Genuine notes are printed on white paper. Green underprint. Signatures in black ink now aged to brown.
Serial number in color. Fewer than 700 examples were printed. Most show folds.


 

1863 State of North Carolina $3 note.
Bogus note top, genuine note bottom.
Genuine notes are printed on white paper. Handwritten signature, date and serial number usually aged to a soft brown.
Most examples show numerous folds.


 

1862 State of Mississippi $100 note.
Bogus note top, genuine note bottom.
Genuine notes are printed on thin white paper. Rusty orange underprint.
Handwritten signatures, date and serial number. Most handwritten ink is aged to brown.

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(Last updated Aug 19, 2011)

 

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