Paper Money of Chihuahua

.. by Simon Prendergast

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Home The History The sábanas Fantasies and counterfeit resellos

Fantasies and counterfeit resellos

Listed here are certain dubious items, mentioned for the sake of completeness.

Cuerpo de Ejército del Noroeste - Extrema Retaguardia

A small red oval seal with "REPUBLICA MEXICANA – EJERCITO CONSTITUCIONALISTA" and an eagle at centre and  the legend "Cuerpo de Ejército del Noroeste – EXTREMA RETAGUARDIA – CUARTEL GENERAL".

This is considered a fantasy, produced to please the ignorant, because

(1) of the primitiveness of the overprint.

(2) it is known on 25c sábanas dated June 1915, when even the extreme rearguard of a Constitutionalist force would have had no need to overprint or validate Villista currency. Late Villista currency would also be more likely to be restricted to the border regions, if issued at all, and so available for the souvenir trade.

(3) the Extrema Retaguardia (Extreme Rearguard) of Obregon's Cuerpo del Ejército del Noroeste is not mentioned in any documentation.


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