A comparison of the genuine and forged examples
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1870, Paraguay, Scott #1, Genuine

(1.) Counting on the left side from under "DEL" to the thick, slightly sloping line representing the horizon, just above the "U" of UN there are 58 thin even horizontal lines of shading in the background. (2.) These lines are drawn right through the pole the lion is holding. (3.) The liberty cap does not touch the circle above it. (4.) There is a patch of white, devoid of shading, on the lion's thigh. (5.) The upper serifs at the numerals "1" in the corners end with a sort of a knob. (6.) There are 3 dots in each of the numerals "1" of the denomination. (7.) Exp:do. Ref: Earee.