About #68 - 100 Pesetas Type 1908
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1906-1915 Issues. Date: 01-12-1908. Dimensions: 141 x 101 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of Apollo, 100 and Banco de España. Printer: Banco de España. No security thread. Monochrome front printing in blue and monochrome back on brown. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: frame with the coats of arms of the provinces of Castile and Aragón. Yoke and olive branch. On the right, the coats of arms of the provinces of León and Navarre. Arrows and olive branch. In a medallion, profile portraits of the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand II and Isabella I of Castile. In the center, their coat of arms and below the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)" and the letter value "CIEN PESETAS". The numbering printed in red is repeated five times in the center and in the corners. The place, date of issue and signatures are printed in dark blue at the bottom. A single combination of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier). The blank cashier's signature is not present on this bill. Below in the frame, the bank monogram "BE". Description on the back: on the left, a decorated medallion with the watermark. In the center, a young Mercury with his caduceus on his shoulder listens to a young woman seated with a rooster by his side (allegory of Agriculture). In the background, there is a factory with smokestacks. Below, the wording of the issuing institute "BANCO DE ESPAÑA". The value "100" is repeated in the corners. Below, an anchor, a scythe, a trident, ears of corn and bunches of grapes frame the value in letters "CIEN PESETAS". Banknote not issued. The 2,693,000 printed copies were destroyed in August 1928. The few banknotes that have survived do not seem to exceed ten copies, but only five notes are listed to date: # 2692992 (Ramón de Santillán collection, November 2010), # 2692994 (Mendizábal collection, April 1998), # 2692997 (Edifil catalog), # 2692998 (Ruiz and Alentorn catalog) and # 2693000 (copy from the Bank of Spain). Very very rare.