Artist Replete presents the "Marcy Silver Certificate" by Arthur J. Williams Jr. Featuring a 1981 thousand dollar silver certificate. One of the rarest forms of currency the U.S. has ever produced. In auction, a single bill has brought in over two millions dollars. Arthur took it upon himself to make a near flawless sheet of these long forgotten bills with an hand painted image to show the true beauty of the currency. A full range of artistry.
Arthur J. Williams Jr. is a South Side Chicago native perhaps best known for being the counterfeiter who successfully replicated the 1996 hundred dollar bill. Secret Service agents doggedly pursued Williams as he printed what some estimate to have been as much as $10 million in fake money before he eventually landed in federal prison for six and a half years.
During his incarceration, Arthur was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, American Greed,Forbesand a critically acclaimed book titled "The Art of Making Money."
To pass the time during his sentence, Williams taught himself to paint. Since being released from prison 10 years ago, Arthur has reemerged as a full time artist. His unique comeback story has been documented by NBC,Vice, and most recentlyChicago Sun Times.
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