About #51 - 100 Pesetas Type 1900 Quevedo
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1899-1900 Quevedo Issues. Date: 01.05.1900. Dimensions: 168 x 83 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of Apollo / P 100. No security thread. 3,500,000 issued notes. Printer: Banco de España. Intro: 00.02.1901. Front and back printing in black, brown and green. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: frame composed with the values "CIEN PESETAS", "100 PESETAS" and with the value "100" in the corners. From top to bottom: the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)", the value "100" and the red and blue numbering repeated three times, the watermark on the right, the value in letters "CIEN PESETAS", then the place and date of issue. Three signatures in dark 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, a portrait of the Spanish writer, Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas (1580-1645). On the right, a profile portrait of a helmeted Minerva. Counterfoil on the left with “BANCO DE ESPAÑA” in vertical. Description of the back: scene with four cherubs each carrying a sheaf of wheat, a cornucopia, a hammer and a mandolin. On the right, a helmeted Minerva sits and holds out an olive branch. Watermark on the left. A proof is known without overprint, without signature of the Cashier without perforation and without numbering. No specimen known or encountered for the Type.