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Counterfeit $10 notes

On 15 June 1915 Luis Pruneda, the Inspector at the government printing works, reported that they knew of two types of counterfeit $10 Monclova notesCEHM, Fondo XX1, carpeta 43, legajo 4641. However, bogus $10 notes had been mentioned in the Cinco de Mayo affairTucson Daily Citizen, 8 March 1914.

  signatures lithoprinted
  smaller sized numerals in corners

and in the October 1914 newspaper report from Mexico CityEl Pueblo, 29 October 1914

  signature smaller

Counterfeit $10 notes - Type 1

  very heavy print


dot over 'la'

no dots on first two 'i's of 'Tesorería recibirá'

no crossbar on 't' of 'Decreto'

Counterfeit $10 notes - Type 2

In another notice the indication of counterfeit $10 notes were as follows:

  The accent of the ‘é’ of ‘México’ is shorter and wider
The numbering is totally uniform and clear Numbering is imperfect and smudged

The dots of the 'i's in 'que la Tesorería recibirá y pagará de acuerdo con el Decreto del 26 de abril de 1913' are further from the letters

The dots are very near the letters

The second '1' of '1913' is separate from '9' '1' is joined to '9'
The ends of the bars of the ‘Z’ of ‘DIEZ’ are cut diagonally Ends are cut vertically
On the back the accent of 'É' of 'MÉXICO' has a little line or shadow under it No shadow
On the back predominately white tones green tones, and impression very imperfect and smudged

on the back the ends of the bars of the ‘Z’ of ‘DIEZ’ are cut vertically

Ends are cut diagonally