About #47 - 50 Pesetas type 1898
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1898 Jovellanos Issues. Date: 02.01.1898. Dimensions: 155 x 92 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of Apollo / B 50 E. No security thread. 3,000,000 issued notes. Printer: Banco de España. Intro: 00.06.1898. Front and back printing in black, yellow and green. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: small guilloche frame with the value "CINCUENTA" on one edge. From top to bottom: the black and red numbering repeated three times, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", the value "50", the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)", the watermark on the right in a medallion, a profile portrait of a helmeted Minerva surrounded by four coats of arms. Three signatures in 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 graphic shapes with the value "50" in the corners. The watermark on the left with the value "50 PESETAS". On the right, a medallion with a profile portrait of Mercury. Downstairs a naked cherub is lying with a sickle in hand. No specimen known or encountered for the Type.