Paper Money of Chihuahua

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Home The History The dos caritas Counterfeit $5 dos caritas Type 2

Counterfeit $5 dos caritas Type 2

These obvious counterfeits are known as remainders, and also as issued notes. They are Series C and have the following main characteristics, some caused by the desire of the counterfeiters to correct ‘anomalies’ in the original plates and make the design symmetrical, and were printed in an intenser red, which makes them attractive to collectors.


Chao's signature printed as part of design

Chao's signature different, with space between curls of 'M' and 'C'

'Estado' banner touching portraits

'Estado' banner further from portraits

shadow of top serif of 'E' of 'ESTADO'

no shadow

Madero portrait Type 2

Madero portrait Type 5 with lighter nose, more defined features

González portrait Type 2

González portrait Type 5 with whiter forehead, stronger eyes, eyebrows and moustache, more defined collar

right hand arrows points right

right hand arrows point left

top border on face is askew, and has traces of stars

top border is centred, without traces of stars in centre

top border on reverse is askew

top border is centred

different format in clouds behind Palace

shield flows

shield breaks

These are known with black Tesorería seal and control A-XIICM.


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