About #24 - 25 Pesetas Type 1884
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1884 (1884-1893) First Issues. Date: 01.01.1884. Dimensions: 128 x 73 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: no. No security thread. 2,000,000 issued notes. Printer: American Bank Note Company (ABNC), New York. Front and back printing in black and orange-red. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: security background composed of small red-orange patterns. Frame with the word "VEINTICINCO" printed in repetition and the value "25" in the upper corners. From top to bottom: the red numbering repeated twice, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA" and the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)". In the center in an oval, three children examine an atlas placed on a table, after a painting "The Geography Lesson". Below, the value in words "VEINTICINCO PESETAS", the place and the date of issue. 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 “BANCO DE ESPAÑA” in vertical. Description of the back: frame and background composed of repeating graphic and floral patterns. In the center, coat of arms of Spain and two rosettes on the sides with the value "25" in the middle. The specimen is known overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red in horizontal and numbered "00000".