Paper Money of Chihuahua

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Home The History The Ejército Constitucionalista notes Possible counterfeit $5 Ejército Constitucionalista notes Types 8-10

Possible counterfeit $5 Ejército Constitucionalista notes Types 8-11

The following types, on examination, could be counterfeit.

Possible counterfeit $5 Ejército Constitucionalista Type 8

This print difference is very noticeable but might be due to the printing process. Certainly, these notes were revalidated by various authorities.

GENUINE POSSIBLE COUNTERFEIT

white smudge on righthand volcano

Known examples have the following control letters: A-36 36-O, A-XLVIII XLVIII-O and A-LXXII L-XXII-O, with the correct corresponding serial numbers.

Possible counterfeit $5 Ejército Constitucionalista Type 9

This type is similar to Type 5 with its 'C' and white sky but differs from that type in other respects, e.g. 'IT' and spot in Aguirre's signature.

GENUINE POSSIBLE COUNTERFEIT
the inside of the letter ‘E’ of ‘EJÉRCITO’ forms a Y the inside forms an inverted C
white sky and lighter lake in central vignette

Known examples have control letters LXXIII-A O-LXXIII, XCIV-A O-XCIV, A-LXXX LXXX-O, A-LXXXVI LXXXVI-O and A-LXXXVIII LXXXVIII-O, all with the correct corresponding serial numbers.

This might the type (Type 4) referred to by the Presidente Municipal of Arizipe, Sonora.

Possible counterfeit $5 Ejército Constitucionalista Type 10

This type also has the 'C' but more detail in the central vignette, though a white sky.

GENUINE POSSIBLE COUNTERFEIT
the inside of the letter ‘E’ of ‘EJÉRCITO’ forms a Y the inside forms an inverted C

The example has control letters A-LXXII LXXII-O with the correct corresponding serial number.

Possible counterfeit $5 Ejército Constitucionalista Type 11

This type appears a poorly executed copy, particularly in the central vignette and the lettering of the 'promise to pay'.

GENUINE POSSIBLE COUNTERFEIT
small dot in 'No.'

Examples have control letters LXIII-A O-LXIII, A XVIII XVIII O (widely spaced and with no hyphen) and A-XLIII XLIII-O, all with unexpected serial numbers.


expected actual shift
1269406 LXIV-A O-LXIV
LXIII-A O-LXIII -1
385345 A-XIX XIX-O
A XVIII XVIII O -1
857589 A-XLII XLII-A
A-XLIII XLIII-O +1

Possible counterfeit $5 Ejército Constitucionalista Type 12

This type has no dot in Aguirre's signature.

GENUINE POSSIBLE COUNTERFEIT
no dot in Aguirre's signature

Known examples have control letters XCII-A O-XCII and A-LXXXV LXXXV-O with the correct corresponding serial numbers.

Possible counterfeit $5 Ejército Constitucionalista Type 13

This type has a shaded sky but a light lake in the central vignette.

GENUINE POSSIBLE COUNTERFEIT
C-shape in 'E' of "EJERCITO'
small dot under 'o' of 'No.'

The example has control letters A-VIII VIII-O with the correct corresponding serial number.