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Home The History The Ejército Constitucionalista notes $5 Ejército Constitucionalista notes

$5 Ejercito Constitucionalista notes

The letter and numbers appear vertically in red on both left and right hand sides, being a combination of Roman (occasionally Arabic) numbers and the letters ‘A’ and ‘O’Alpha and Omega?, in two sequences, with A trailing and then A leading. These codes change every 20,000 notes so there are approximately a hundred different combinations.

The full text of the codes is given reading up the left side of the note, then down the right.

First sequence

NumberFull textfromto NumberFull textfromto
I
1 20000 LI 1000001 1020000
II
20001 40000 LII 1020001 1040000
III 40001 60000 LIII 1040001 1060000
IV 60001 80000 LIV 1060001 1080000
V 80001 100000 LV 1080001 1100000
VI 100001 120000 LVI 1100001 1120000
VII VII-A O-VII 120001 140000 LVII 1120001 1140000
VIII VIII-A O-VIII 140001 160000 LVIII 1140001 1160000
IX 160001 180000 LIX 1160001 1180000
X 180001 200000 LX LX-A O-LX 1180001 1200000
XI 200001 220000 LXI 1200001 1220000
XII 220001 240000 LXII 1220001 1240000
XIII 240001 260000 LXIII 1240001 1260000
XIV 260001 280000 LXIV LXIV-A O-LXIV 1260001 1280000
XV 280001 300000 LXV 1280001 1300000
XVI 300001 320000 LXVI 1300001 1320000
XVII 320001 340000 LXVII 1320001 1340000
XVIII 340001 360000 LXVIII 1340001 1360000
XIX 360001 380000 LXIX 1360001 1380000
XX 380001 400000 LXX LXX-A O-LXX 1380001 1400000
XXI 400001 420000 LXXI 1400001 1420000
XXII 420001 440000 LXXII 1420001 1440000
XXIII 440001 460000 LXXIII 1440001 1460000
XXIV 460001 480000 LXXIV LXXXIV-A O-LXXIV 1460001 1480000
XXV 480001 500000 LXXV 1480001 1500000
XXVI 500001 520000 LXXVI LXXVI-A O-LXXVI 1500001 1520000
XXVII 520001 540000 LXXVII 1520001 1540000
XXVIII 540001 560000 LXXVIII LXXVIII-A O-LXXVIII 1540001 1560000
XXIX 560001 580000 LXXIX LXXIX-A O-LXXIX 1560001 1580000
XXX 580001 600000 LXXX LXXX-A O-LXXX 1580001 1600000
XXXI 600001 620000 LXXXI 1600001 1620000
XXXII XXXII-A O-XXXII 620001 640000 LXXXII 1620001 1640000
XXXIII 640001 660000 LXXXIII 1640001 1660000
XXXIV XXXIV-A O-XXXIV 660001 680000 LXXXIV LXXXIV-A O-LXXXIV 1660001 1680000
XXXV 680001 700000 LXXXV 1680001 1700000
XXXVI XXXVI-A O-XXXVI 700001 720000 LXXXVI 1700001 1720000
XXXVII XXXVII-A O-XXXVII 720001 740000 LXXXVII 1720001 1740000
XXXVIII 740001 760000 LXXXVIII 1740001 1760000
XXXIX 760001 780000 LXXXIX 1760001 1780000
XL 780001 800000 XC 1780001 1800000
XLI 800001 820000 XCI 1800001 1820000
XLII XLII-A O-XLII 820001 840000 XCII XCII-A O-XCII 1820001 1840000
XLIII XLIII-A O-XLIII 840001 860000 XCIII 1840001 1860000
XLIV 860001 880000 XCIV 1860001 1880000
XLV 880001 900000 XCV 1980001 1900000
XLVI 900001 920000 XCVI XCVI-A O-XCVI 1900001 1920000
XLVII 920001 940000 XCVII XCVII-A O-XCVII 1920001 1940000
XLVIII 940001 960000 XCVIII 1940001 1960000
XLIX XLIX-A O-XLIX 960001 980000 IC IC-A O-IC 1960001 1980000
L L-A O-L 980001 1000000 C 1980001 2000000

Second sequence

NumberFull textfromto
NumberFull textfromto
I
20001 40000
LI

A-LI LI-O

1020001 1040000
II
40001 60000
LII
1040001 1060000
III
60001 80000
LIII
1060001 1080000
IV
80001 100000
LIV A-LIV LIV-O
1080001 1100000
V
100001 120000
LV A-LV LV-O 1100001 1120000
VI
120001 140000
LVI
1120001 1140000
VII
140001 160000
LVII
1140001 1160000
VIII
160001 180000
LVIII
1160001 1180000
IX A-IX IX-O 180001 200000
LIX A-LIX LIX-O
1180001 1200000
X
200001 220000
LX
1200001 1220000
XI
220001 240000
LXI A-LXI LXI-O 1220001 1240000
XII
240001 260000
LXII
1240001 1260000
XIII
260001 280000
LXIII
1260001 1280000
XIV
280001 300000
LXIV
1280001 1300000
XV
300001 320000
LXV
1300001 1320000
XVI
320001 340000
LXVI
1320001 1340000
XVII
340001 360000
LXVII
1340001 1360000
XVIII
360001 380000
LXVIII
1360001 1380000
XIX
380001 400000
LXIX
1380001 1400000
XX
400001 420000
LXX
1400001 1420000
XXI
420001 440000
LXXI
1420001 1440000
XXII A-22 22-O 440001 460000
LXXII A-LXXII LXXII-O 1440001 1460000
XXIII A-23 23-O 460001 480000
LXXIII A-LXXIII LXXIII-O
1460001 1480000
XXIV
480001 500000
LXXIV A-LXXIV LXXIV-O
1480001 1500000
XXV
500001 520000
LXXV
1500001 1520000
XXVI
520001 540000
LXXVI
1520001 1540000
XXVII A-XXVII XXVII-O
540001 560000
LXXVII
1540001 1560000
XXVIII
560001 580000
LXXVIII
1560001 1580000
XXIX
580001 600000
LXXIX A-LXXIX LXXIX-O
1580001 1600000
XXX
600001 620000
LXXX A-LXXX LXXX-O
1600001 1620000
XXXI
620001 640000
LXXXI A-LXXXI LXXXI-O 1620001 1640000
XXXII
640001 660000
LXXXII
1640001 1660000
XXXIII
660001 680000
LXXXIII
1660001 1680000
XXXIV
680001 700000
LXXXIV
1680001 1700000
XXXV
700001 720000
LXXXV A-LXXXV LXXXV-O 1700001 1720000
XXXVI A-36 36-O 720001 740000
LXXXVI A-LXXXVI LXXXVI-O 1720001 1740000
XXXVII A-XXXVII XXXVII-O
740001 760000
LXXXVII
1740001 1760000
XXXVIII
760001 780000
LXXXVIII A-LXXXVIII LXXXVIII-O 1760001 1780000
XXXIX A-39 39-O
780001 800000
LXXXIX A-LXXXIX LXXXIX-O
1780001 1800000
XL
800001 820000
XC
1800001 1820000
XLI
820001 840000
XCI
1820001 1840000
XLII
840001 860000
XCII
1840001 1860000
XLIII
860001 880000
XCIII A-XCIII XCIII-O
1860001 1880000
XLIV A-XLIV XLIV-O
880001 900000
XCIV A-XCIV XCIV-O 1880001 1900000
XLV A-XLV XLV-O
900001 920000
XCV
1900001 1920000
XLVI
920001 940000
XCVI A-XCVI XCVI-O
1920001 1940000
XLVII A-XLVII XLVII-O
920001 960000
XCVII
1940001 1960000
XLVIII A-XLVIII XLVIII-O 960001 980000
XCVIII
1960001 1980000
XLIX
980001 1000000
IC
1980001 2000000
L
1000001 1020000
C
2000001 2020000

Varieties

The $5 was the most widely counterfeited but there also seems to be have variations in the genuine notes, arising either from different printings or different postions on the printed page. From study some of the major variations appear to be


expected actual shift
1430736
A-LXXI LXXI-O
A-IIXXL O-LXXII
+1
and reversed