About #18 - 500 Pesetas type 1878
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1878-1880 Issues. Date: 01.01.1878. Dimensions: 200 x 115 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: BANCO DE ESPAÑA / 500. Date of circulation: 24.12.1884. No security thread. 75,000 issued notes. Printer: Banco de España. Front and back printing in black, red and brown. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: frame composed of continuous floral patterns with the value "500" in the corners. On the left, a portrait of the Spanish painter-sculptor, architect, humanist and poet Pablo de Céspedes (1538-1608). On the right in a medallion, a portrait of a helmeted Athena. In the center from top to bottom, the black numbering repeated twice, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)", the value in letters "QUINIENTAS PESETAS", then the place and the date of issue. Three signatures in black. A single combination 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. Back description: red safety frame and background made up of floral patterns. No specimen known for the Type.