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Commercial issues

Oaxaca commercial

All the following issues, from April 1915 to August 1916, seem to have a common theme: that they were issued by an association of businesses, represented by a Tesorería, and redeemable when presented in a certain sum. So they will have been the result of local businesses joining together to address the shortage of change, probably depositing a sum with the local administration and, in return, receiving authorisation to make these issues.


The city of Santiago Chazumba is 58 kilometres north of Huajuapan

El Comercio de Chazumba

A 2c pasteboard[image needed].

La Tesorería Provisional del Comercio

Chazumba comercial 5c

5c and 10c[image needed] cartones dated 1 June 1915. The vignette is the same as used on the $1 notes of the Ingenio Central de Ayotla.

Tesorería de la Asociación Comercial

Chazumba comercial 50c

Chazumba comercial 1

  series from to total


A 50c and $1 note dated 20 August 1916. These stated that they would be exchanged for notes of forced circulation in quantities of $10, and were signed by the Tesorero and Interventor.


The city of Huajuápam de León is 170 kilometres northwest of Oaxaca.

La Tesorería Provisional del Comercio

A series dated from May to October 1915. The denomination was printed in various formats.

Huajuapam 5c

Huajuapam 50c 2

Huajuapam 50c 10267

Huajuapam 50c 10530

Huajuapam 50c 1

Huajuapam 1 18565

Huajuapam 1

Huajuapam 1 reverse

  date on note to from total
5c 19 October 1915         includes number 10705
50c 10 May 1915         includes number 16128
2 September 1915         includes number 20138
18 September 1915         includes number 1070 to 24858CNBanxico #5658
$1 18 September 1915         includes numbers 8546CNBanxico #5660 to 23407


The $1 note has a stamp of the “BRIGADA ALMAZAN - GENERAL E[         ]” on the reverse and so was validated by General Almazán's forces.

El Comercio de esta Ciudad

Huajuapam comercio 50c

A 50c note dated 12 June 1916, with the name of Venustiano C. Sosa as Tesorero. Again, these were redeemable in banknotes in quantities of $10.

In 1912 Venustiano Sosa was a member of the Partido Científico, supporting President DíazHuajuapan, núm. 16, March 1974. He was presidente municipal of Huajuapam in May 1913 and prevented the escape of Jenaro Amézcua who was being held prisoner in the townEl País, 6 June 1913. Years later, on 8 October 1926, Sosa was appointed to the Junta de Administración Civil in the city of OaxaaPeriódico Oficial, Oaxaca, Tomo VIII, Núm. 42, 16 October 1926.


El Comercio de Nochixtlan

Nochixtlan comercio 20c

A 20c note dated April 1915. On the reverse it states that they were redeemable in quantities of five pesos (por convenio de los principales comerciantes de esta plaza, se canjearán estos títulos en cantidades de CINCO PESOS, por billetes de circulación forzosa. El Tesorero.).


Sociedad Comercial de Putla

Putla 2c

Putla 2c reverse

 A 2c note from June 1915.