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"Counterfeit" Banknotes

When Czeslaw Slania was still young and in college in Poland he took great pleasure in creating "counterfeit" banknotes.  One of the first ones, that would have fooled any banker, was the below 5-Zloty banknote, portraying his girlfriend from college, Danuta Drabarek.  She is the same person whose name is engraved in the Polish 1954-stamp displayed in this site's Poland-section, page 2, and thus had a very special greeting from Slania.

For the comparison, here are images of original 5-Zloty banknotes from 1930, provided by courtesy of Mr. Jerzy Krysiak, Sweden. 
 

Below is shown Czeslaw Slania's engraving of a fake 10-dollar banknote.  For your comparison I have added a scan of an original 10-dollar banknote from the same period.  All scans are considerably diminished. 

Front of Czeslaw Slania's "counterfeit" engraving of a 10-dollar banknote. 

Front of an original banknote 
from the same period. 

Backside of Czeslaw Slania's "counterfeit" engraving of a 10-dollar banknote. 

Backside of the original banknote 
from the same period. 

When Czeslaw Slania started to do stamp engravings for Monaco and the reigning Grimaldi-family, he engraved this very special 1-dollar note for Princess Caroline, the eldest daughter and first child of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace (former Grace Kelly).  The serial number of this banknote is Princess Caroline's birthday, 23rd January 1957. The scan is considerably enlarged.

Finally Czeslaw Slania has created a 20-dollar note congratulating President Dwight D. Eisenhower on being re-elected. Images provided by courtesy of Mr. Jerzy Krysiak (Sweden), from one of his many awarded exhibits. Mr. Krysiak informs that by request of CIA, this banknote is not engraved, but painted in water colour. The red arrows refer to the explanatory text on the exhibit image. 

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