When masterfully forged bills appear in circulation in several Western towns, West and Gordon must catch the forgers to prevent the collapse of the U.S. economy from a flood of nearly perfect counterfeit bills. The trail leads to an emporium and a dead circus performer with a suitcase full of counterfeit bills, and to Harry Holmes, a master forger supposed dead eight years. Written by
Did You Know?
This "night" is notable for a stab at historical accuracy: seeking out counterfeit money on the Treasury's behalf was the original prime directive of the United States Secret Service. See more
The U.S. Mint (which is a bureau within the Department of State) does not print paper money, it mints only coinage (i.e. specie, "hard money"). The Bureau of Printing and Engraving controls the production of paper bills of various denominations and is within the Department of Treasury where West and Gordon are employed as agents. See more
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