Spain 1853. (Scott #23)

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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 letering is malformed and broken.
The small circles are misshapen.

Forgery B

Sperati

Compiled by Bill Claghorn (July 01, 2000)