Counterfeit Gallery

La Gloria Cubana


Original band
La Gloria Cubana

The La Gloria Cubana band features four ornate coins flanking the centerpiece. The military-red lines that fill the background are thick and full. A white border surrounds most of the design, leaving the "Habana" box unbordered. Surrounding the white border is an ornate, raised rope border in metallic gold. A more pronounced raised rope border surrounds the centerpiece. The gold background of the centerpiece is flat, while the red is deep and rich. The woman's red cape has many folds, and matches her lipstick and the feather in her hair. She wears golden bracelets, arm band, and laurel. Her hair and eyebrows are thick.


Counterfeit from Seoul, South Korea

Counterfeit from Seoul, South Korea
The coins in this counterfeit are not as ornate as the genuine article, nor is the rope border around the centerpiece. It's also missing the rope border around the rest of the design, and the red stripes are too thin. The red on the woman contains too much orange, while the gold in the background contains too much yellow.