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Mining companies

SLP miningMatehuala

Negociación Minera Santa Maria de la Paz y Anexas

La Paz is in the Sierra del Fraile, 187 kilometres north of the city of San Luis Potosí. The mines had been worked by the same company since exploitation began in 1864.

Some notes have an extra signature of José Granadez (with rubberstamp ‘Cajero’)

  date on datestamp from to total
total value  
25c           includes numbers 05950CNBanxico #11983 to 06615
50c           includes numbers 08917CNBanxico #11984 to 09145
          includes numbers 08269 to 39174
with third signature
$1 1 May 1914         includes numbers 15268 to 15406
with third signature
$2           includes numbers 15518CNBanxico #6027 to 15672
with third signature
$5 1 May 1914         includes numbers 00515 to 00548
with third signature
$10 1 May 1914         includes number 02000 to 02051CNBanxico #6029
with third signature
$20  1 May 1914         includes numbers 01004 to 01038
with third signature
14 August 1914         includes number 01067CNBanxico #6030 to 01135CNBanxico #11989


These notes were printed by Maverick-Clarke, printers in San Antonio, Texas, who produced the first dos caritas for Francisco Villa. They are dated 1 May 1914, payable at Matehuala, and signed by M. D. Stackpole and Richard Gallegos (as cajero). Occasionally there is a third signature.

Manill D. Stackpole sig Stackpole
Richard Gallegos sig Gallegos
José Granad[   ][identification needed] sig Grand


On 14 April 1915 the Villista General Tomás Urbina, from his headquarters in Auza, San Luis Potosí, declared that the issue of notes or tickets (bonos o boletas) by foreign residents was strictly prohibited and required such foreigners to pay their workers in Mexican silver coin or American goldSD papers, 812.63/100. In fact this decree related mainly to American mining operations in Durango: Urbina, by virtue of being military commander of the State of Durango, had the power to issue such an orderEl Paso Morning Times, 5 May 1915.

Among the archives that were thrown into landfill by the new owners of the American Bank Note Company was correspondence from 1920-1921 on notes for the Negociación Minera de la Paz y Anexas in MatehulaABNC, 40332.00. This might have been for a proposed (and possibly effected) issue of low value notes, to address the same shortage as the Comisión Monetaria notes in Mexico City.


Minas “Guadalupana”

  from to total
50c         includes number 335


These notes for 50c in infalsificables were good for a couple of months, up to 31 July 1916.