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Counterfeit $5 dos caritas Type 2

dos 5 C no number

dos 5 C no number reverse

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.

GENUINECOUNTERFEIT

 dos5count1a

Chao's signature printed as part of design

dos5count2b 

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

dos5count2c

'Estado' banner touching portraits

dos5count2d

'Estado' banner further from portraits

dos5count2m

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

dos5count2n 

no shadow

 dos5Madero2

Madero portrait Type 2

dos5Madero5 

Madero portrait Type 5 with lighter nose, more defined features

 dos5Gonzalez2

González portrait Type 2

dos5Gonzalez5 

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

dos5count2e

right hand arrows points right

dos5count2f

right hand arrows point left

dos5count2g 

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

 dos5count2g

top border is centred, without traces of stars in centre

 dos5count2i

top border on reverse is askew

dos5count2j 

top border is centred

 dos5count2k

 dos5count2l

different format in clouds behind Palace

 5denom type1

shield flows

 5denom type 3

shield breaks

 

These are listed in a notice published in Baja CaliforniaABCS, Gobernación, vol. 642, exp. 150 with the following characteristics:

GENUINECOUNTERFEIT

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 V, the false ones have five white points

the bottom valance has thirty-two undulations

Thirty-one

On reverse In the number 5 in upper right corner, a silk thread crosses the number

No silk thread

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

 

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