About #17 - 250 Pesetas type 1878
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1878-1880 Issues. Date: 01.01.1878 and 01.04.1880. Dimensions: 197 x 105 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: BANCO DE ESPAÑA / 250. No security thread. 700,000 issued notes. Printer: Banco de España. Front and back printing in black and brown. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: frame composed of continuous floral motifs. On the left, a portrait of the Spanish lyric poet Fernando de Herrera (1534-1597). On the right, a winged cherub. In the center from top to bottom, the numbering in black repeated twice, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)", the value in letters "DOSCIENTAS CINQUENTA PESETAS", then three signatures in black. Two combinations of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier). Counterfoils left and right with "BANCO DE ESPAÑA" in vertical. Description of the back: brown safety frame and background composed of floral patterns. In the center, a medallion with a portrait of a woman in profile. No specimen known for the Type.