Counterfeit $10 dos caritas Type 1

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dos 10 D no number reverse

One obvious counterfeit $10 comes from the ´Symmetrical School´. The original plates had no signatures, not even Chao's, on the face and the right-hand arrows on the face and baseline on the reverse have been 'corrected'.

This may be the counterfeit Series D notes mention in CoahuilaACOAH, Fondo Siglo XX, 1914, caja 8, folleto 4, exp. 13 that had the following details (though there is less difference in the 'X's than in the other comments):

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The [top of the righthand] Roman numeral ‘X’ is separated

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The [top of the righthand] ‘X’ is completely closed

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The end of the ‘Z’ in ‘DIEZ’ is rounded

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The lower part of the ‘Z’ in ‘DIEZ’ is straight

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The ‘E’ of ‘El’ is less acute and has a (desviada) shadow at one of its ends

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The centre frame has an extra half star with two points

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The centre frame has no particular

The seal and serial numbers are litographed The seal and serial numbers are ferrotype

 

Other details are:

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Chao's signature printed as part of design Chao's signature
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'El Estado'scroll touches portraits

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Scroll further from portraits

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Madero portrait Type 2

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Madero portrait Type 5

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González portrait Type 2

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González portrait Type 5

 

Right hand arrows point right

 

Right hand arrows point left

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Top border

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Top border

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Sky above Palace has less detail

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shield flows

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These are listed in a notice published in Baja CaliforniaArchivo Histórico “Pablo L. Martínez”, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150 with the following characteristics, which are the same as those of a counterfeit $5 note listed in the same notice:

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small star (estellita) is separated from the border or upper frame 

star is attached to border or upper frame

 

the vertex of the first upper right triangle, is inward

 

under the Roman number X, the false ones have five white points

the bottom valance has thirty-two undulations

thirty-one

the lines at the top and bottom of the Roman X appears open

are completely closed

On reverse In the number 10 in upper right corner, a silk thread crosses the number

no silk thread