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 Bradbury Wilkinson notes used during the Revolution

Jalisco 1 00001

Jalisco 1 00001 reverse

The Bradbury Wilkinson notes were ordered before the Ley General of 1897 prohibited the use of notes smaller than five pesos, so the two small denomination (50c and $1) were not put into circulation. They were used a decade and a half later when Huerta first modified the Ley General and then permitted the issue of 50c notes. At first sight it seems unlikely that the bank kept a stock of notes for over a quarter of a century and the quality of the paper and the red and green underprint suggests that the American Book & Printing Company used the old Bradbury, Wilkinson plates. However, the type used for the numbers and the fact that the reverses were printed in two tones favours the first proposition.

The $1 notes are dated 20 January 1914 and were put into circulation in the following weekThe Mexican Herald, 28 January 1914. The 50c notes are dated 1 May 1914.


Aurelio González Hermosillo sig Hermosillo
Eugène (Eugenio) Cuzin came from France in 1890 and became one of the most important businessmen and retailers in Guadalajara.
He appears as Presidente of the Banco de Aguascalientes in 1912.
sig Presidente


J. Prieto Rivas sig Interventor


H. W. Bartníng sig Bartnung


  sig Cajero e


50c notes

Jalisco 50c 26485

Jalisco BW 50c 26485 reverse

Date of issue Date on note Series from to Presidente Interventor Gerente Cajero comment
  1 May 1914   00001 05000 Hermosillo Rivas Bartning   include numbers 00681CNBanxico #11276 and 42196CNBanxico #76771

$1 notes

Jalisco 1 22413

Jalisco 1 22413 reverse

 Date of issue Date on note Series from to Presidente Interventor Gerente Cajero comment
20 January 1914The Mexican Herald, 28 January 1914 20 January 1914    00001 05000 Cuzin Rivas Bartning   include numbers 09269CNBanxico #11277 and 22772CNBanxico #76770 


The Banco de Jalisco suspended its operations in Guadalajara at the begining of June. According to a newspaper report it was at first believed that this was due to financial difficulties, but the manager explained that the bank had been closed by order of the government because it had failed to deliver $600,000 in connection with the internal loan that Huerta floated several months beforeEl Paso Herald, 7 July 1914. So these will have had a short period for issue.