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Political overprints

On revolutionary notes and facsimiles

 

1986 elections for state Governor

In the 1986 Chihuahua gubernatorial elections the contenders were Fernando Baeza Meléndez for the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) and Francisco Barrio Terrazas for the Partido Acción Nacional (PAN). Barrio was the clear favourite so when Baeza won, there were complaints of fraud. Some people began to overprint bank notes with political slogans, until the government ordered their demonetization, giving a few days to exchange the overprinted notes for new ones.

Examples include:

Banco de Mexico 500 BZ 7591483

Banco de Mexico 1000 TF 883057

Banco de Mexico 10000 L4P08945

Banco de Mexico 10000 L4P08945 reverse

EN CHIHUAHUA EXIGIMOS RESPETO AL VOTO (In Chihuahua we demand respect for the vote) known on $500, $1,000 and $10,000 notes in black, blue, red or purple ink.

5000 PAN

5000 PAN reverse

En Chihuahua exigimos RESPETO AL VOTO (In Chihuahua we demand respect for the vote) known on $5,000 note.

Banco de Mexico 1000 A4740040

EN CHIHUAHUA EXIGIMOS DEMOCRACIA 1986 (In Chihuahua we demand democracy 1986) known on $1,000 note.

Banco de Mexico 500 G3854464

Banco de Mexico 500 G3854464 reverse

FRAUDE ELECTORA EN CHIHUAHUA POR EL PRI GOB (Electoral fraud in Chihuahua by the PRI government) known on $500 note.

Banco de Mexico 1000 KB408234

Banco de Mexico 1000 KB408234 reverse

En Chihuahua “Gobierno Bastardo” / FRAUDE ELECTORAL EN CHIHUAHUA (in Chihuahua a bastard government / Electoral fraud in Chihuahua) known on $1,000 note.

Banco de Mexico 500 E1596676

Banco de Mexico 500 E1596676 reverse

SELLAR BILLETES ES DELITO Y HACER FRAUDE ¿QUE ES? GUEYES PRIISTAS (To overstamp notes is a crime and to commit fraud is what, Priista assholes?) known on $500 note.

Banco de Mexico 1000 P8696825

Banco de Mexico 1000 P8696825 reverse

EN CHIHUAHUA SELLAR BILLETES ES DELITO Y HACER FRAUDE ELECTORAL ¿QUE ES? PRIISTAS? (In Chihuahua to overstamp notes is a crime and to commit electoral fraud is what, Priistas?) known on $1,000 note.

Banco de Mexico 2000 BP144427

Banco de Mexico 2000 BP144427 reverse

BAEZA Chihuahua no te ELIGIO (Baeza, Chihuahua did not elect you) known on $2,000 note.

Banco de Mexico 500 R8665318

Banco de Mexico 500 R8665318 reverse

BARRIO GANO BAEZA ROBO (Barrio won, Baeza stole it) known on $500 note.

Barrio went on to win the governorship in 1992. Baeza’s nephew, José Reyes Baeza Terrazas, won in 2004.

 

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