About #42 - 25 Pesetas Type 1893
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1893 (1894-1896) Issues. Date: 24.07.1893. Dimensions: 143 x 80 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of Apollo / B 25 E. No security thread. 9,000,000 issued notes. Printer: Banco de España. Intro: 00.10.1895. Front and back printing in blue, yellow and brown. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: small guilloche frame with the value "25" in two opposite angles. From top to bottom: the red numbering repeated three times, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", the words "Pagará al portador (Paiera to the bearer)", the watermark on the right, the value in letters "VEINTICINCO PESETAS" , then the place and date of issue. Three signatures in dark blue and black. A single combination of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier). On the left, a portrait of the Spanish statesman and writer, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (1744-1811). Counterfoil on the left with “BANCO DE ESPAÑA” in vertical. Description of the back: frame composed of floral shapes. The watermark on the left and below the value "25 PESETAS". In the center, a medallion with a profile portrait of helmeted Athena. On the right, a young Mercury with his caduceus. No specimen known or encountered for the Type.