Counterfeit $5 Estado de Sonora note Type 6

 

Type 6 is identical to Type 5, except now the tail on the ‘R’ of ‘SONORA’ on the front, though still straight, at least finally curves up at the bottom, as it should. However, it now almost touches the serif of the ‘A’, as it should not. On the genuine note, the curved tail does not come close to touching the ‘A’. It even looks as though the curving up correction was a subsequent, manual retouching job since the ink is darker and clearer than it is on the rest of the lettering.

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The outer curve on the fan at the upper left corner is twice the width of the inner ones
  The Eagle Seal is patterned after the large size, with normal ‘C’ in ‘MEXICANA’, albeit with varying degrees of success.

 

 

On the back the tail on the ‘R’ of ‘SONORA’ is curved, whereas it should be a straight diagonal line.
  The watermark, DEFIANCE BOND 1912, is sometimes found on these notes.

 

The curved tail of the 'R' of 'SONORA' does not come close to touching the 'A'.

 

The tail, though still straight, curves up at the bottom but almost touches the serif of the 'A'