Spain 1853. (Scott #20)

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Genuine

Forgery A

Genuine

1. There are three dots in the face. One at the tip of the nose and one each below the rear line of the nose and mouth.
2. The "s" of "Cs" is slanted to the right.
3. There are 28 complete circles around the central circle. These circles are the same size and evenly round.
4. The shape of the eye is distinctive.

Forgery A

The shape of eye is wrong.
The curve of the nose is wrong.
The lines and dots behind the nose and mouth are missing.

Compiled by Bill Claghorn (July 01, 2000)