About #50 - 50 Pesetas type 1899 Quevedo
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1899-1900 Quevedo Issues. Date: 25.11.1899. Dimensions: 151 x 74 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of Apollo / P 50. No security thread. 4,520,000 issued notes. Printer: Banco de España. Intro: 00.10.1900. Front and back printing in black and green. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: frame with the value "CINCUENTA PESETAS" and the value "50" in upper corners. From top to bottom: the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)", the value "50" and the red numbering repeated three times, the watermark on the right, the value in letters "CINCUENTA PESETAS", then the place and date of issue. Three signatures in dark green. 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 writer, Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas (1580-1645). On the right a young mercury standing. Counterfoil on the left with “BANCO DE ESPAÑA” in vertical. Description of the back: frame composed of a flower in repetition with the value “50” in angles. The watermark on the left and below, a young woman lying down (allegory of Industry and Agriculture). On the right in a medallion, a portrait of King Croesus. No specimen known or encountered for the Type.