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

 

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

 

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 known with black Tesorería seal and control A-XIICM.