About #84 - 500 Pesetas type 1931
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1931-1935 Issues. Date: 25.04.1931. Dimensions: 151 x 95 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: Neptune's head in profile. Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson & Company, New Malden, Surrey. No security thread. Put into circulatio: 28.01.1938. Polychrome front and back printing, predominantly brown, blue, green, yellow and purple. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: frame and security background composed of guilloche patterns, rosettes and arabesques with the value "500" in the corners. In the center at the top, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA". Below, the words "Pagará al portador", the value in words "QUINIENTAS PESETAS" and the banknote number in black. In the middle, the place, the date of issue and the 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 in a medallion, the watermark and on the left, a portrait of the Spanish Basque explorer and sailor Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476-1526). Back description: purple, brown and yellow. On the left, the watermark and in the center, "El desembarco de Elcano en Sevilla (The Landing of Elcano in Seville)", a painting by Elías Salaverría (1883-1952), Museum of the Navy in Madrid. Texts in Spanish. The numbering is repeated in red in the margin at the corners. A proof is known without the signature of the Cashier, without overprint and without perforation. The specimen is known to be perforated "CANCELLED" horizontally, without the signature of the Cashier, without perforation and numbered "0,000,000". 2,000,000 issued notes.