Counterfeit $10 Estado de Sonora Type 2

Est Sonors 5 2 7749

This counterfeit has all the earmarks of having been produced by the same people who produced the $5 Series 2 counterfeits Types 2-6. It is patterned after printing position 2 of the genuine notes.

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outer curve on the fan at upper right is twice width of the inner ones

 

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The Eagle seal is patterned after the large size, with normal 'C' in "MEXICANA'

 

 

The counterfeit Mountain Seal is the same as the one used in the $5 Series 2 counterfeits Types 2-6. It is missing diagonal shading in the sky and water, and the middle mark in the Liberty Cap looks like a duck facing right. The seal is smaller than the genuine seals by 1.5mm in both height and width.
 

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Randall signature is a larger handstamp

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The '1' in the large '$10' is pointed at the top

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'1' is square at the top

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On the back the tail of the 'R' of 'SONORA' is a straight diagonal line

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tail is curved

 

The counterfeit may show the watermark DEFIANCE BOND 1912.