About #8 - 100 Pesetas Type 1875
Spain. Bourbon Restoration. Bank of Spain. 1875 Issues. Date: 01.01.1875. Dimensions: 200 x 98 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: BANCO DE / 100 / ESPAÑA. No security thread. 250,000 issued notes. Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson & Company, London. Front printing in black, brown and pink and back in purple. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: two lions and the coat of arms of Spain support two oval medallions with the value "100" above: in the one on the left, an allegory of Science and on the right, an allegory of Industry. In the center from top to bottom, the black numbering repeated twice, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)", the value in letters "CIEN PESETAS", then the place and the date of issue. Three handwritten signatures in black. A single combination of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier). Counterfoils left and right with "BANCO DE ESPAÑA" in vertical. Back description: purple security frame and background made up of small guilloche patterns with the value "100" in the corners and in the frame. On the sides, two oval medallions containing a portrait of a helmeted Minerva in profile. A proof is known without overprint, without signatures, without perforation and numbered "500001".