About #55 - 25 Pesetas Type 1904
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1902-1905 Issues. Date: 01.01.1904. Dimensions: 120 x 82 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of Apollo / BANCO DE ESPAÑA. No security thread. 2,662,000 issued notes but not put into circulation: all the banknotes were destroyed on August 2, 1928. Printer: Banco de España. Front and back printing in black and blue-green. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: on the sides, two Caryatids (statue of a woman often wearing a long tunic) support a lintel on which is written: "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA". In the center, from top to bottom: the words "Pagará al portador", the value in words "VEINTICINCO PESETAS", the value "25" roughly, then the place and date of issue. The numbering in black repeated five times. Watermark on the right and on the left, a winged victory with a cross with Roman armor. Three signatures 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: on the left, the headquarters of the Bank of Spain in Madrid. In the center, the coat of arms of Spain and the value "25" roughly. Below, cornucopias spitting fruit and money. On the right, four naked children holding laurel wreaths at the feet of a Goddess of Fertility. No specimen known or encountered for the Type. A proof is known without overprint, without signature of the Cashier, without perforation and with or without numbering.