Counterfeit $1 notes

Counterfeit $1 notes - Type 1

 

A notice, in November 1914, reported counterfeits of all denominations.

GENUINECOUNTERFEIT
  Poorer printing
Decoration inside numbers are symmetrical patterns and chains (cadernas) Decorations are simple lines
  The decoration on the reverse is badly reproduced

On the reverse, above the denomination a small circle surrounded with pointed leaves

smaller leaves

Grover C. Criswell in World Coin News, 20 April 1982, identified a counterfeit done by photo-offset printing. The characteristics he listed were:

GENUINECOUNTERFEIT
  ‘N’ is GOBIERNO and CONSTITUCIONALISTA have a tip at upper left which extends past the vertical beginning line of each N
1/16” space between No and number

No space between No and number

Signatures handstamped: more grey than black Signatures printed in same shade of black as text of note
Heavy, fairly good quality bank note paper Very white paper
  Minor difference above and below 1 on reverse

but we can add

floral design at top left and right enclosed by border

floral design at top left and right not enclosed

guilloches at bottom left and right are narrower

guilloches at bottom left and right are wider

the small arc between UN PESO and VALE POR has a dot in the centre

no dot

On the reverse, above the denomination a small circle surrounded with pointed leaves

smaller leaves

Counterfeit $1 notes - Type 1a

This is also known with the number separated from the 'No.'

Counterfeit $1 notes - Type 2

In another noticesource unclear, but possibly El Estado de Sonora, 22 September 1914 the indication of counterfeit $1 notes were as follows:

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  The ‘o’ of ‘No.’ is larger
  The accent of the ‘é’ of ‘México’ is shorter and wider
The ornaments in the frame (guarda o marco) are very clear The ornaments are almost black
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'
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 (tonos blancos) Dark green tones (tonos verdes obscuros)