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Havana, Cuba, 20 pesos, 1961, series F 70, no serial number, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ / USA C.I.A. counter

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Havana, Cuba, 20 pesos, 1961, series F 70, no serial number, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ / USA C.I.A. counter
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Havana, Cuba, 20 pesos, 1961, series F 70, no serial number, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ / USA C.I.A. counterfeit - Bay of Pigs Invasion Force. SCWPM-97x. This counterfeit note was produced in 1961 by the CIA to be given to Cuban exiles participating in the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion. The intention was that the troops (operating as Brigade 2506) could purchase supplies from locals or offer bribes with the fake notes once they successfully infiltrated the island. However, the invasion, once launched, failed in a matter of days with most of the soldiers captured or killed by Castro's forces. Choice grade with original paper and ink color. PMG #8075630-005.