About #84A - 1,000 Pesetas type 1931
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1931-1935 Issues. Date: 25.04.1931. Dimensions: 161 x 100 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of Apollo in profile. Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson & Company, New Malden, Surrey. No security thread. Put into circulation: 28.01.1938. Polychrome front and back printing predominantly green, black, blue, yellow and purple. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: frame and security background made up of guilloche patterns, rosettes and arabesques with the value "1000" in the lower corners. In the center at the top, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA". Below, the words "Pagará al portador", the value in letters "MIL PESETAS" and the banknote number in black. In the middle, the place, the date of issue and the signatures in black. A single combination of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier). On the right in a medallion, the watermark and on the left, a portrait of José Zorrilla y Moral (1817-1893), writer, poet and one of the main Spanish playwrights of the 19th century. Back description: purple and yellow. On the left, the watermark and in the center, "Los poetas contemporáneos. Una lectura de Zorrilla en el estudio del pintor (Contemporary poets. A reading of Zorrilla in the painter's studio) ”, a painting by Antonio María Esquivel (1806-1857), Prado Museum, Madrid. Texts in Spanish. The numbering is repeated in red in the margin at the corners. The specimen is known to be perforated "SPECIMEN" horizontally, without the signature of the Cashier and numbered "0,000,000". 2,000,000 notes printed but not issued.