About #11 - 100 Pesetas type 1876 Lope de Vega
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1876 Lope de Vega Issues. Date: 01.01.1876. Dimensions: 189 x 80 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: no. No security thread. 750,000 issued notes. Printer: American Bank Note Company, New York. Front printing in black, brown and green and back in brown. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: frame composed of the value "100" continuously. On the left, profile portrait of the Spanish writer and poet Lope Félix de Vega y Carpio (1562-1635). In the center, allegory of Spain (Hispania) with a baby and two children. On each side, the red numbering repeated twice. Above, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", the value "100", "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)", the value in letters "CIEN PESETAS", then the place and date of issue. On the right, an allegory of Agriculture. Three signatures in black. A single combination of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier). Couterfoils left and right with "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA" in vertical. Description of the back: brown safety frame and background composed of small guilloche patterns with the value "100" on the sides. Two medallions containing merchant ships. In the center, a seated woman (allegory of Spanish Colonies). The specimen is known without signatures, overprinted "MUESTRA" in blue and horizontally and numbered "000000".
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