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The American Bank of Torreón

American Bank 50

American Bank 50 reverse

American Bank 50 2

These two cheques from the American Bank of Torreón are both bearer cheques (the first is payable to self or bearer (á mi mismo ó al portador)). The fact that they are both dated 6 April 1914 and paid on 15 April 1914 suggests that they were part of a short-term measure to overcome the lack of currency, in this case the sizeable amount of fifty pesos.