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Private issues (Puebla)


Private issues (Puebla)

Hotel Francia

Francia 5c

Francia 10c

Francia 20c

The Hotel Francia was in the Casa de los Muñecos. This house, constructed by Agustín Ovando Cáceres Ledezma y Villavicencio in the 18th century, is a majestic example of the Poblano Baroque, with its façade made of brick and decorated with Talavera tiles of different colours that represent human figures.

The house was originally built as a family home, but has had multiple uses and on two occasions was a hotel, - as the "Hotel Francia" and the "Hotel Monterrey". Since December 1987 it has been the museum of the Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.

“La Constancia”

Constancia 10c 1

Constancia 10c

Constancia 10c 2

Constancia 20c

Constancia 20c 1

Constancia 50c 1

Constancia 50c

La Constancia 1

La Constancia 1 reverse

It is not known whether these notes, which on the face of it are vouchers given out with purchases, to be redeemed once one had saved $25, were ever used as fractional currency. To be certain we would require some official or unofficial authorization or some contemporary reference, such as a newspaper item or inclusion in Casarola's exposition.

Nor is it known whether the differences in design had any significance.

"La Invencible"

In April 1916 the propietor of La Invencible restaurant put out a notice that they would not accept the vales with the restaurant seal with her name, Margarita Luna Vda. de Jiménez, and of Delfino L. Jiménez since some had been stolenEl Constitucional, Puebla, Tomo I, Núm. 171, 20 April 1916.

Circulo Espanol

Circulo Espanol

Puebla had a large Spanish contingent. The Circulo Español was established in October 1910 to offer the youth of the city “instruction and recreation” and occupied premises on the corner of Avenida de la Reforma and 5 de Mayo. This building, with its distinctive belvedere, had been constructed at the end of the 19th century by the Spaniard Angel Díaz Rubín. It had the clothes stores, "La Palestina" and "La Iberia" on the ground floor. 

Circulo 5c

Circulo 5c reverse

Circulo 10c

Circulo 20c

Circulo 20c reverse

  Series from to total
5c A 1       includes number 887
10c B 1       includes number 831CNBanxico #11926 
20c C 1       includes numbers 111 to 456CNBanxico #6615


There is little indication that these were used as currency but they have been listed in catalogues since Gaytan's.