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The sequence appears to have been:

The first notes had two handwritten signatures.

sabanas 5 A 19139

sabanas 5 A 19139 reverse

Series
letter
ImprintAbbreviationSize of numbers
(left, right)
A IMP DEL GOBIERNO, CHIH. Núm. large, large

 

Notes are also known with Vargas' signature printed and Chao's signature hand written. More research is required to determine when and why it was decided to make this 'halfway' change.

sabanas 5 A 13517

Series
letter
ImprintAbbreviationSize of numbers
(left, right)
A IMP DEL GOBIERNO, CHIH. Núm. large, large

 

Finally, both signatures were printed on the note.

sabanas 5 A 9079

Series
letter
ImprintAbbreviationSize of numbers
(left, right)
A IMP DEL GOBIERNO, CHIH. Núm. small, small

 

The abbreviation then changed to 'No. Núm.'.

sabanas 5 A 71547

Series
letter
ImprintAbbreviationSize of numbers
(left, right)
A IMP DEL GOBIERNO, CHIH.
inside frame
No. Núm. small, large
large, large

 

So far the No. Num. large, large notes known have been counterfeits (Type 2).

and, finally, to 'No. No.'.

sabanas 5 C 412

sabanas 5 D 32477

sabanas 5 D 32477 reverse

Series
letter
ImprintAbbreviationSize of numbers
(left, right)
Type of seal
on reverse
A IMP DEL GOBIERNO, CHIH.
inside frame
No. No. large, large large black  
B
C
D large black
large purple

 

Some Series C and Series D notes (such as the one with purple seal illustrated above) have the printer's imprint slightly higher and might be counterfeit.

 

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