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American Bank Note Company print runs

The American Bank Note Company produced the following notes. They engraved special vignettes of Miguel Ramos Arispe, the driving force behind Federalism in MexicoMiguel Ramos Arizpe was born on 15 February 1775 in Valle de San Nicolás, Coahuila. He was ordained in 1803, after studying in the seminaries of Monterrey and Guadalajara. He taught canon and civil law in the seminary of Monterrey. He was appointed Deputy of Cortes and went to Cadiz in order to attend the Congress of 1812, where he made public his support for the independence of New Spain. Ferdinand VII had him imprisoned for four years because of these ideas. He returned to Mexico in 1822 as President of the Commission of the Constitutional Congress of 1823. His belief in a Federal system of government helped ensure that the newly born Mexican Republic adopted the Federalist system. He died of gangrene on 28 April 1843. (C 219) and Victoriano Cepeda Camacho, several times governor of CoahuilaVictoriano Cepeda was born in Saltillo, Coahuila in 1826. Being a liberal, he fought against the conservatives. During the Three Year War, he participated in several battles and fought at the head of his guerrilla forces. When the government of Benito Juárez triumphed, Victoriano Cepeda returned to Saltillo where he worked as a tax collector. He later took up arms again during the French Intervention as leader of the First Light Battalion of Coahuila. When it ended and Juárez’ government was established again, Victoriano Cepeda returned to Coahuila to be elected governor of his home state. He died in Villa de Guadalupe, D.F., in 1892. (C 219).

Incidentally, a San Luis Potosí newspaper, reporting on the notes that were expected in Saltillo shortly, said that they would have the busts of Zepeda and Ramos Arizpe on the face and on the reverse views of the principal monuments such as the Cathedral, statue of Zaragoza, etc. together with other scenes from the town or countrysideEl Contemporáneo, San Luis Potosí, Tomo II, Núm. 362, 15 October 1897. Either the newspaper was mistaken or we have a record of the bank’s original proposals.

Coahuila 10 00000

Coahuila 10 00000 reverse

Coahuila 20 00000

Coahuila 20 00000 reverse

Coahuila 50 00000

Coahuila 50 00000 reverse

Coahuila 500 00000

Coahuila 500 00000 reverse

Coahuila 1000 specimen

Coahuila 1000 specimen reverse

Date Value Number Series from to
August 1897 $5 20,000
  1 20000
$10 10,000
  1 10000
$20 5,000
  1 5000
$50 3,000
  1 3000
$100 1,500
  1 1500
$500 200
  1 200
$1000 50
  1 50

 

Date Value Number Series from to
January 1898 $5 20,000
  20001 40000
$10 10,000
  10001 20000
$20 5,000
  5001 10000
$50 3,000
  3001 6000
$100 1,500
  1501 3000
$500 200   201 400
$1000 50   51 100

 

Date Value Number Series from to
May 1899 $5 20,000
  40001 60000
$10 10,000
  20001 30000
$20 5,000
  10001 15000
$50 2,000
  6001 8000
$100 1,000
  3001 4000

 

Date Value Number Series from to
May 1900 $5 40,000
  60001 100000
$10 20,000
  30001 50000
$20 5,000
  15001 20000

 

Date Value Number Series from to
February 1909 $5 50,000
  100001 150000
$10 15,000
  50001 65000
$20 5,000
  20001 25000
$50 1,000
  8001 9000
$100 500
  4001 4500

 

 After 1909 the plates were changed with title "PRESIDENTE DEL CONSEJO" changed to "CONSEJERO".

Coahuila 5 00000

Coahuila 5 00000 reverse

Coahuila 10 00000 reverse

Coahuila 20 00000

Coahuila 20 00000 reverse

Coahuila 100 00000

Coahuila 100 00000 reverse

Date Value Number Series from to
March 1910 $20 2,500
  25001 27500
$50 2,000
  9001 11000
$100 1,000
  4501 5500

 

Date Value Number Series from to
October 1911 $5 7,000
  150001 157000
$10 2,000
  65001 67000
$20 1,000
  27501 28500
$50 1,000
  11001 12000
$100 1,000
  5501 6501

 

Date Value Number Series from to
October 1912 $5 60,000
  157001 217000
$10 30,000
  67001 97000
$20 5,000
  28501 33500
$50 3,000
  12001 15000
$100 1,500
  6501 8000

 

Date Value Number Series from to
April 1914 $5 100,000
  217001 317000
$10 150,000
  97001 247000

 

$5 notes 238001 to 317000 and $10 97001 to 247000 were never delivered to the bank and were destroyed in March 1933.