About #39 - 25 Pesetas Type 1889 Goya
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1889 (1892-1893) Goya Issues. Date: 01.06.1889. Dimensions: 138 x 85 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of Mercury / BANCO DE ESPAÑA. No security thread. 2,845,000 issued notes. Printer: Banco de España. Intro: 00.12.1892. Front and back printing in black, yellow and brown. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: small carved frame with the value "25" in the corners. From top to bottom: numbering in red repeated twice (and once in blue in vertical at the bottom right), the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA" and the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)". In the center, a portrait of the Spanish painter and engraver Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, known as Francisco de Goya (1746-1828). On the sides, a palette, a bust, a lyre and a column. Below in a title block, the value in letters "VEINTICINCO PESETAS", then the place and date of issue. Three signatures in black. 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 patterns in brown. In the center in a medallion, the profile portrait of King Croesus and the watermarks on the sides. No specimen known or encountered for the Type.