About #22 - 500 Pesetas Type 1880
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1880 (1883-1889) Issues. Date: 01.04.1880. Dimensions: 209 x 120 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: 500. No security thread. 150,000 issued notes. Printer: Banco de España. Front and back printing in black, orange and purple. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: frame composed of graphic patterns with the letter "D" continuously. On the left, a portrait of the Spanish painter and decorator Claudio Coello (1642-1693). In the center from top to bottom, the numbering in black repeated twice in the frame, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)", the value in letters "QUINIENTAS PESETAS", then the place and 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). On the right, an allegory holding a cornucopia sits on a cloud with a boat in the background. Counterfoils left and right with “BANCO DE ESPAÑA” in vertical. Back description: frame composed of guilloche patterns in rehearsal. Security background in purple. In the center, a street scene with houses and horses. No specimen known for the Type.