Counterfeit Gallery

Bolivar


Original band
Bolivar

An important thing to note about Bolivar is that the smaller sizes have smaller bands. This results in slightly lesser detail in the small sizes, so keep in mind the basic attributes of the band: the metallic gold coloring in the coins and borders, the sharpness of the red vertical lines, and the embossed paper.


Counterfeit of unknown origin

Counterfeit of unknown origin
Though it's not evident online, the paper that this band is made of is much heavier than the genuine article. The gold coloring lacks that bit of orange that gives the original its warmth, and the detail of the coins is actually too pronounced. Bolivar's face lacks detail, and the red vertical lines are too thin.