About #61 - 1,000 Pesetas Type 1907
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1906-1915 Issues. Date: 10.05.1907. Dimensions: 161 x 121 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of King Carlos I and Banco de España. Printer: Banco de España. No security thread. Put into circulation: 00.01.1925. Polychrome front and back printing, predominantly black, blue and brown. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: ornamental frame composed of leaves and banners comprising the main economic sectors of Spain: Industry, Agriculture, Commerce ... In the center at the top in the frame, the value in letters. Below, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)", the number in red and the value "1000 PESETAS". On the left side, a winged Mercury supports a terrestrial globe and olive branches. Below, cherry blossoms and the coat of arms of the province of Castile. On the right the watermark and below, a fruit tree and the coat of arms of the province of León. The place and date of issue are indicated in the frame below. The signatures are printed in black. A single combination of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier). Description of the back: one of the most beautiful vignette known with an allegory of Spain seated on a throne and holding a sword in hand with a lion lying at its sides. On the left, a column with a vine and its clusters of grapes climbing up to the watermark wearing the coat of arms of the province of Aragon represented by two lions and a castle. On the right, a column with a caduceus in a medallion topped with the coat of arms of the province of Navarre. Below, a candlestick and a palm branch. The numbering is repeated twice in red. The specimen is not known for the Type. 500,000 issued notes. These banknotes printed by the Bank of Spain notes did not circulate to the same degree as their contemporaries printed by Bradbury Wilkinson and they are rare in any condition.