BEN JACOBS (JEWISH) SIGNED $4 of 1776 LEAF PRINT INVENTED by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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BEN JACOBS (JEWISH – MOST LIKELY NOT) SIGNED $4 of 1776 with LEAF PRINT INVENTED by BENJAMIN FRANKLINon EXTREMELY HEAVY RAG PAPER as was COMMON at the TIME. With the GREAT LATIN MOTTO ‘aut mors aut vita decora’ which ROUGHLY TRANSLATES to “EITHER AN HONORABLE LIFE or DEATH”As is the CASE TODAY, GOVERNMENT CURRENCY PRINTERS TRIED to STAY AHEAD of the FORGERS EVEN WAY BACK in the EARLY DAYS of the AMERICAN COLONIES. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN came UP with the MOST CREATIVE ANTI-COUNTERFEITING DEVICES; ONE of WHICH was that of a LEAF PRINT with INTRICATE VEINS, and a DIFFERENT LEAF for EACH VALUE (a TOUGH ACT to FOLLOW). PRINTED by HALL (a FORMER PARTNER of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN) & SELLERS.