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One Shahi (5 Centimes) Forgery
Two Shahis (10 Centimes)
Fake Five Shahis stamps showing both types with three and two dots varieties
Five Shahis (25 Centimes)
The characteristics of the genuine stamps and
their fake counterparts can be seen in the picture above. In all three
values of this set, the middle line of the right pillar in forgeries is
thick and intact, while in the genuine stamps it is weak and fading at
the bottom of the line.
Also, the background of the scroll work and denomination are the same shade and color in forgeries while in the originals, the numeral's background is always darker, besides, the scroll works in the genuine stamps seem to have depth due to the shading of their edges, while in forgeries they look flat.
These forgeries like the forgeries of the 1882
issue are quite plentiful and many auction houses and dealers offer them
as genuine examples, however with all the similarities, they are quite
different from the rare originals as shown in the photographs and as explained
previously for the 1882 issues.
These forgeries were also made in France for the same dealer.
Forgeries of 5000 Dinars (5 Francs) & One Toman (10 Francs)
One Toman marginal block of six forgery
Comparison of Genuine and Forgeries of 5000 Dinars & One Toman