About #73 - 500 Pesetas type 1927
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1925-1930 Issues. Date: 24.05.1927. Dimensions: 151 x 111 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: head of Christopher Columbus in profile. Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson & Company, New Malden, Surrey. No security thread. Put into circulation: 00.01.1928. Polychrome front and back printing, predominantly blue, green, red, brown and orange. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: frame composed of columns and guilloche patterns with the value "500" in the corners. In the center at the top, the banknote number in red, the issuing institution "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)" and the letter value "QUINIENTAS PESETAS". On the left, the oval watermark and below, the place, the date of issue and the signatures in blue and black. A single combination of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier). In the center, Court of the Lions in the Alhambra of Granada. On the right, a portrait of Isabella I of Castile. Back description: purple and red. Frame composed of patterns. On the left, a medallion decorated with a lion's head with the value "500". On the right, the watermark. Texts in Spanish. The numbering is repeated four times in black. The specimen is known to be perforated "CANCELLED" or "SPECIMEN" horizontally.