PHOTO FAKE AT ANA WEBSITE
In a note to ANA webmaster Susan Nulty, Andy Lustig
"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:
As a follow-on, he posed the following to readers of
"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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