More New counterfeits.
--A large lot of counterfeit Confederate notes, imported from Kentucky
, has just been detected at Macon, Ga.
They are all engraved on wood, with printed signatures and filling.
in describing them says:
In all these bills the words ‘"six months after the ratification of a treaty of peace. "’ &c. are much heavier and in more irregular characters than the genuine.
Wherever these is a doubt a comparison here will detect wood cut counterfeits to a certainly.
The $100 bill in this case is a clear, open line engraving, lighter and better shaded than the genuine Hoyer & Ludwig
All the filling is printed in, and note that the characters in writing are larger bolder, and more irregular than the good bill.--There are three different kinds of twenties--two of Hoyer & Ludwig
, to which the same remark offers the most ready clue to detection.
A third, in colors resembling the good bill; but note that the red ground in the centre of the bill is made up of more shading, while in the genuine it is composed of the word ‘"twenty"’ many times repeated.
So of the tens — the ground work is more shading, while that of the genuine is made up of the word ‘ "ten"’ repeated.
The fives green
, are too course and badly printed to deceive anybody.