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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 8, February 20, 2000, Article 5

PHOTO FAKE AT ANA WEBSITE 

   In a note to ANA webmaster Susan Nulty, Andy Lustig  
   wrote: "Hate to be the  bearer of bad news, but the 
   Clark Gruber $20 on your home page is fake. Experts 
   differ on these, but some other photo should be used." 

   At this writing the photo is at this address: 
   http://www.money.org/cg1861.jpg 

   As a follow-on, he posed the following to readers of 
   The E-Sylum: "There are two distinct types of 1861 
   Clark Gruber twenties. The ones that are semi-prooflike 
   and have somewhat concave fields (most apparent at the 
   peripheries) are, in my opinion, fake. Can anyone 
   locate a plated "fake" prior to 1950? I doubt it! 

   The Clark Gruber overstrikes, such as the piece struck 
   over a 57-S twenty, are from the suspect dies, and have 
   the same PL tendencies. How 'bout dat???" 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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