The Paper Raincoat


This is a little duo-act called The Paper Raincoat.

My husband just found this

“Advertisement.—Persons going into other colonies may be supplied with any number of counterfeited congress notes for the price of the paper per ream. They are so neatly and exactly executed that there is no risk in getting them off, it being almost impossible to discover that they are not genuine. This has been proven by bills to a very large amount, which have already been successfully circulated. Inquire of Q. E. D., at the Coffee House, from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. during the present month.”

from a 1777 newspaper archive. Interesting historical tidbit. British-controlled New York chipping away at the colonies’ solidarity through counterfeit currency. I found it both funny and cool.

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