Print runs for El Banco de Santa Eulalia

The following table gives the printing details from the American Bank Note CompanyThe American Bank Note Company was formed from an association of seven competing companies on 29 April 1858. The creation was well received by the banks and companies that were its principal clients because it promised stability, continuity and security, which users of documents of value had long desired. As well as United States currency, by the later part of the nineteenth century the company was engraving and printing currency and other high-security items for forty-eight countries.
The 25c face and back plates (10 notes on each) and one 25c tint plate; 50c face and back plates (10 notes on each) and one 50c tint plate; and $1 face and back plates (6 notes on each) and two $1 tint plates were engraved on an order of 23 September 1875. The 25c face plate, 50c face plate and $1 face plate were altered on an order of 2 May 1882 by changing the Series from “A” to “B” and engraving one signature.
The $5 face and back plates (2 notes on each) and one $5 tint plate (2 notes) and $10 face and back plates (2 notes on each) and one $10 tint plate (2 notes) were engraved on an order of 14 September 1882.
On 14 February 1932 the American Bank Note Company cancelled the plates (ABNC)
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Santa Eulalia 25c A 00000

Santa Eulalia 25c A 00000 reverse

Santa Eulalia 50c A 00000

Santa Eulalia 50c A 00000 reverse

Santa Eulalia 1 A 00000

Santa Eulalia 1 A 00000 reverse

Date Value Number Series from to
September 1875 25c 60,000
A 1 60000
50c 50,000
 A 1 50000
$1 60,000
 A 1 60000

 

Date Value Number Series from to
February 1880 25c 10,000
A 50001 60000
50c 30,000
A 20001 50000

 

These numbers duplicate a portion of the previous order. The February run had a comment attached: "Abatement owing to mistake in color of tints on 25's of order Feb. 1800 - 1000 imp."

Date Value Number Series from to
September 1880 25c 20,000
A 60001 80000
50c 10,000
A 50001 60000
$1 10,000
A 40001 50000

 

Again the numbers on the $1 notes duplicate a portion of a previous order.

Date Value Number Series from to
July 1881 50c 20,000
A  40001 60000
$1 20,000
A 30001 50000

 

For the next issue the ANBC changed the series from A to B and engraved L. H. Scott's signature.

Santa Eulalia 25c B 00000

Santa Eulalia 25c B 00000 reverse

Santa Eulalia 50c B 00000

Santa Eulalia 50c B 00000 reverse

Santa Eulalia 1 B 00000

Santa Eulalia 1 B 00000 reverse

Date Value Number Series from to
May 1882 25c 40,000
B  1 20000
1 20000
50c 40,000
B 1 20000
1 20000
$1 5,000
B 1 15000
1 15000

 

Date Value Number Series from to
September 1882 $5 10,000
C  1  
$10 5,000
 C 1  

 

Date Value Number Series from to
November 1885 25c 40,000
B 1 40000
50c 30,000
B 1 30000
$1 25,000
B 1 25000

 Santa Eulalia 25c B 00000 red

Santa Eulalia 25c B 00000 red reverse

Santa Eulalia 50c B 00000 red

Santa Eulalia 50c B 00000 red reverse

Date Value Number Series from to
June 1886 25c 20,000
B 40001 60000
50c 15,000
B 30001 45000
$1 12,500
B 25001 37500

 

According to the ABNC proofs of the 25c and 50c values, it would seem that Series A and the 1882 Series B had blue numbers, whilst the other two years have red numbers, and that the 1886 printing can be distinguished from the 1885 printing by its darker background colour. The $1 notes had red numbers from 1875 until 1885(?) and blue numbers in 1886(?), with the 1885 print having a darker background than the 1882 print.