About #67 - 25 Pesetas Type 1908
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1906-1915 Issues. Date: 01-12-1908. Dimensions: 119 x 80 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of Apollo and Banco de España. Printer: Banco de España. No security thread. After the issuance of 100 Pesetas in July 1903 and 500 pesetas in October, which failed and were withdrawn immediately, the Bank of Spain decided to use the excess paper for further attempts to issue. A first project is devoted to the poet and liberal politician Manuel José Quintana. Despite numerous color tests, no complete copy is known, but only proofs of the front and especially of the back. The copy which illustrates the Numizon sheet is printed on both sides and is one of ten known copies. Monochrome front printing in black and monochrome back in blue, gray or brown. Texts in Spanish. Description on the front: portrait of Manuel José Quintana (1772-1857) on the left. In the center at the top, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA". Below, the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)", the value in figures and in letters "VEINTICINCO PESETAS". On the right, a palm branch, a censer, a lyre, a sword and a mask. The signatures are printed in black at the bottom. A single combination of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier), but only with the signature of Adolfo Castanõ Orejón. Description of the back: on the left, a medallion with the watermark is decorated with bunches of grapes, a crown and a lion's head. In the center, an allegory of Industry represented by a young woman seated on an anvil. In the background, there are two hives and in the distance the factories and their smoking chimneys. The value "25" is repeated in the corners. Banknote not issued. Very rare.