Queen Isabella II

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3-1/8 Centimos

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25-Centimos

January 1, 1864

25-Centimos de Peso

 

Gooding #24F1
Bartels C26; Earee - First Forgery (Page215)
Serrane - Forgery (b); Atlee (Page 144); Harradine

Lithographed on strongly colored wove paper, rather thinner than that of the genuine. Most of the stalked pearls in the side-frames touch either the inner or outer curved lines of the frame. The thin, inner line of the frame, below the value, is broken and incomplete. The 'T' of 'CENT' has no bottom stroke. The line which marks the red part of the upper lip is too short, and does not go to the end of the profile. The stop before 'CORREOS' is a good deal nearer the 'C' than to the end of the label; and the stop after 'CORREOS' is rather nearer to the 'S' than to the end of the label. (Similar die as Gooding #21F1, 22F1 and 23F1)

 

Gooding #24F2
Francisco Graus - Segui Forgery (Page 35)

Miguel Segui Forgery. Typographed on medium yellowish paper. The second 'R' in 'CORREOS' is larger than the first. The bottom pearl on the top right corner is lacking shading. The eyebrow is formed by an even width line. The white curved line at the neckline is cut too wide. There is a break in second line from the top at the bottom left corner, where it does not touch the right side of the star. (Similar die as Gooding #21F3 and #22F2)

 

Gooding #24F3

A very crude forgery. Most of the stalked pearls in the side-frames touch the inner or outer curved lines of the frame. The curved lines of shading round the star-ornament in top right corner of the stamp is incomplete and missing a few lines. The eyelid is very narrow, giving the appearance of a much larger eye than the original The lettering in 'CENT' is thinner than the genuine, giving appearance of taller letters. The 'o' in 'Po' is shaped more like a square. The chain pattern, round the outer edge of the dark central oval, is small and often broken. (Similar die as Gooding #21F4 and #22F3)

 

Gooding #24F4

A rather crude forgery. There is no shading in the corner star ornaments. The pearls around the outer diadem are irregular and do not align against the genuine issue. The lock of hair is crude. The queen’s eye appears to be closed. There is no period between ‘CENT’ and ‘Po’.

 

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