About #28 - 1,000 Pesetas type 1884
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1884 (1884-1893) First Issues. Date: 01.01.1884. Dimensions: 164 x 114 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: no. No security thread. 150,000 issued notes. Printer: American Bank Note Company (ABNC), New York. Intro: 01.05.1889. Front and back printing in black and red. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: security background composed of small patterns in red. Guilloche frame with the letter "M" and the value "1000" printed in repetition and in the corners. From top to bottom: the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", a portrait of the Spanish economist and statesman Juan Álvarez Mendizábal, the numbering in blue repeated twice, the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer) ”, The value in letters “MIL PESETAS”, the place and the date of issue. On the left an allegory of the Force. On the right, an allegory of Fortune with the symbolic wheel and a cornucopia. 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 “EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA” in vertical. Description of the back: frame and background composed of guilloche patterns with the value "1000" diagonally in the corners. In the center, a seated dog protects bags of money and a safe. In the foreground, a master key on the ground. The specimen is known overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally and numbered three times "00000" in blue. Cancellation perforations at the location of the signatures.