About #25 - 50 Pesetas Type 1884
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1884 (1884-1893) First Issues. Date: 01.01.1884. Dimensions: 139 x 82 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: no. No security thread. 1,000,000 issued notes. Printer: American Bank Note Company (ABNC), New York. Front and back printing in black, green and red. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: security background made up of small green patterns. Frame with the word "CINCUENTA" and the value "50" printed in repetition. From top to bottom: the red numbering repeated twice, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA" and the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)". In the center, the value in letters "CINCUENTA PESETAS", the place and the date of issue. Three signatures in black including that of the Cashier is handwritten. 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 graphic patterns. In the center, a young woman offers an eagle to drink from a chalice. On the sides, two rosettes with the value "50" vertically in the middle. The specimen is known overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red in horizontal and numbered three times "00000" in red. Cancellation perforations at the location of the signatures.