Issues of El Banco Minero Chihuahuense

25c notes

BMC 25c A 53328

BMC 25c A 53328 reverse

Date of issueDate on noteSeriesfromtoPresidenteContadorAdmin.
date/code
 
    A 00001   Ochoa
    
Samaniego
    
  with signature of Administración General de Rentas and bar overprint
includes numbers 27 to 2125
      includes number 2297
    1882These date from after October 1882. A note, dated 19 October 1882, states “ABNC presents two steel seals ..., reduced to 12 or 15 milimeters diameter, under each seal a combination of 4 numbers is to be printed, arranged in such a manner so as to allow them to be changed. Sufficient indelible ink to be furnished with the stamps for printing 2 to 3 millions of notes, also the necessary press or other apparatus for making the impressions. Send the above.to the Administracion General de Rentas del Estado de Chihuahua, Mexico, Chihuahua, Mexico and invoice to Fred' Probst and Co.” (ABNC) includes numbers 2642 to 20848
    1883 includes numbers 23488CNBanxico #6818 to 62876
    71102  
    79925  
    17986  
    27803  
    29207  
    33603  
    33704 includes numbers 167053 and 168230
    33805 includes numbers 178336 and 181165
    42302 includes numbers 193515 and 193533
    42282 includes number 200246CNBanxico #6736
    7---2 overprinted BATOPILAS (type 1)
includes number 227083
    95664 overprinted BATOPILAS (type 2)
includes numbers 245469 and 251450
    549-7 overprinted BATOPILAS (type 3)
includes number 265882
    7-4-4 overprinted BATOPILAS (type 4)
includes number 289631
      overprinted BATOPILAS
includes number 301800
  304500    
304501 320000   stolen in 1885

50c notes

BMC 50c A 579

BMC 50c A 579 reverse

Banco Minero Chihuahuense 50c B proof

Date of issueDate on noteSeriesfromtoPresidenteContadorAdmin.
date / code
 
   1880 A 00001   Ochoa Samaniego   includes number 235
with signature of Administración General de Rentas and bar overprint
    1882 includes number 5945
    1883 includes numbers 75778 to 90272CNBanxico #6735 
    4501 includes number 96395
    1051 includes number 112418
     17986 overprinted BATOPILAS (type 1)
includes number 120229
  200000 16801 includes number 172655
1880 B 00001 50000   may not have been issued

 $1 notes

BMC 1 A 17951

BMC 1 A 17951 reverse

BMC 1 A 61698

BMC 1 A 1

BMC 1 A 1 reverse

Date of issueDate on noteSeriesfromtoPresidenteContadorGerenteAdmin.
date / code
Comment
   1880 A 00001   Ochoa Samaniego -   includes number 8360
with signature of Administración General de Rentas and bar overprint
      includes number 17832CNBanxico #6821 without seal or date
    1882 includes numbers 16071 to 22063
    1883 (retrograde} includes numbers 26516 to 39721
25855 144000A note records 'Legend printed on 118,146 notes. Aug. 1883'   includes number 61608
overprinted with 'VALE PESOS FUERTES A LA PAR.' thrice
144001 200000         stolen in 1885
 1880 A 00001 80000 Ochoa Samaniego E.Creel 8001 pink underprint
includes number 8968CNBanxico #6826
A 00001 80000  52000 brown underprint
overprinted 'VALE POR PESOS FUERTES A LA PAR'
includes number 46919CNBanxico #6825
  B 00001 50000   brown underprint
overprinted 'VALE POR PESOS FUERTES A LA PAR'
  C 00001 50000    
  B 00001 25000   pink underprint

Batopilas

BMC 25c A 251450

BMC 25c A 265882

BMC 50c A 120229

The 25c and 50c notes are known with a BATOPILAS overprint (in four different varieties (type 1, type 2, type 3 and type 4) and on high serial numbers (25c 227083 - 245469; 50c 120229)).

Type 1 BATOPILAS type 1
Type 2 BATOPILAS type 2
Type 3 BATOPILAS type 3
Type 4 BATOPILAS type 4

 

Creel had business connections in Batopilas, being on the board of the Compañía Minera de Batopilas. Francisco Larriva, who underwrote Compañia Minera de Batopilas notes, was an agent of the Banco Minero, so the bank must have provided some sort of banking service in the town.