Counterfeit Estado de Sinaloa notes
As Riveros' first notes are so poorly printed counterfeiting was inevitable and by 13 January 1914 Sonora authorities were refusing to accept Sinaloa notes because of counterfeits. On 30 September 1914 state treasurer Meza listed the characteristics of a counterfeit $1 note that had appearedPeriódico Oficial, Sinaloa, Tomo V, Núm. 64, 6 October 1914.
|edging is formed by a series of squares separated by white lines||circles with transversal lines|
|‘República’ in the seal is missing an accent and the initial letter of ‘Libre’ is lower case|
|typeface is different, notable at first glance in the title ‘El Estado de Sinaloa’|
|either decree 11 of 15 September 1913 or decree 14 of 23 October 1913||decree 14 of 16 September 1913|
|name of the Secretary is written ‘Schmidt’||name is written ‘Schmith’|
|progressive numbering||notes lack numeration|
|Treasurer General’s signature is very different|
Another counterfeit is shown below.
Note the poor (hand drawn) text and design and the error in the date (1914 instead of 1913) and signature.