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Counterfeiting in Colonial North Carolina: A Reassessment


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This article examines counterfeit currency in colonial North Carolina, especially between the 1760s and 1770s. Like most of the colonies, North Carolina often suffered from a shortage of legal tender during this period, leading to counterfeiting of paper money. While the western part of the colony was particularly vulnerable to counterfeiting, it did not pose a significant threat to legitimate currency.
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21652