About #26 - 100 Pesetas type 1884
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1884 (1884-1893) First Issues. Date: 01.01.1884. Dimensions: 148 x 95 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: no. No security thread. 1,000,000 issued notes. Printer: American Bank Note Company (ABNC), New York. Intro: 24.12.1885. Front and back printing in black and orange. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: security background composed of small orange patterns. Frame with the word "CIEN" and the value "100" printed in repetition. From top to bottom: the blue numbering repeated twice, an illustration with seven cherubs riding sea creatures, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA" and the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)". On the right, a portrait of the Spanish economist and statesman Juan Álvarez Mendizábal. In the center, the value in letters "CIEN PESETAS", the place and the date of issue. Three signatures in black including that of the Cashier is handwritten. A single combination of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier). Counterfoil on the left with “BANCO DE ESPAÑA” in vertical. Description of the back: frame and background composed of guilloche patterns with the value "100" in the corners. In the center, a rosette with the value "100" in the middle. The specimen is known overprinted twice "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally and numbered three times "0000" in blue. Cancellation perforations at the location of the signatures.