About #48 - 100 Pesetas type 1898
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1898 Jovellanos Issues. Date: 24.06.1898. Dimensions: 175 x 94 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of Apollo / 100 P. No security thread. 2,000,000 issued notes. Printer: Banco de España. Intro: 00.12.1898. Front and back printing in blue, yellow and brown. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: small twisted frame with the value "CIENTO" and "100 PESETAS" on the edge. From top to bottom: the black and blue numbering repeated three times, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", the words "Pagará al portador (Paiera to the bearer)", the watermark on the left, the value in letters "CIEN PESETAS ”, then the place and date of issue. Three signatures in blue and black. A single combination of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier). On the left in an oval, a portrait of the Spanish statesman and writer, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (1744-1811). Counterfoil on the left with “BANCO DE ESPAÑA” in vertical. On the right, a small flying mercury holding its caduceus and a money bag. Description of the back: on the left in a medallion, a profile portrait of Apollo. The watermark in the center and the value "CIEN PESETAS". Below, a money bag and two reclining lions. On the right, a young woman dressed in a drape holds a mirror and a triangle (allegory of Science). A naked child holding a torch is seated at his feet. No specimen known or encountered for the Type.