Banco de la Laguna drawn on the Banco de Coahuila

The first series was dated 7 October 1913. The notes carry two signatures and the signatories included Jésus Briones, Ignacio Amador and [  ] Rangel.

Known with FALSO overprint

A $50 note was added later.

Laguna on Coahuila 50

Date on note Denom Series Number from to  Total value
7 October 1913 $1 A        
$5 A        
$10 A        
$20 A        
18 December 1914 $50 A        
             

 

Obviously this issue was insufficient as a second issue was made, dated 5 January 1914. The three lower values ($1, $2 and $5) and the $50 note were again printed by the Tipografia C. Montauriol, of Torreón, but another $5 note and a $10 and $20 note, all with a slightly different typeface, were produced by the Tipografia S. de la Pena in Saltillo.

Laguna on Coahuila 10 2 B

Laguna on Coahuila 10 2 B reverse

Laguna on Coahuila 20 B

Laguna on Coahuila 50 B

A report dated 31 August 1914AMS, fondo Presidencia Municipal, caja 157/1, legajo 34, exp. 7. The report gives details for the final denomination as $50 rather than $20 gives the following incomplete details for this second series:

Date on note Denom Series Number from to  Total value
5 January 1914 $1 B 50,000 1 50000 $50,000
$2 B 25,000 1 25000 50,000
$5 B 10,000 1 10000 50,000
$10 B        
$20 B        
$50 B 3,000 1 3000 150,000
           

 

According to a newspaper article written thirty years later in 1914 the Banco de la Laguna issued $1,187,474 in cheques drawn on the Banco de Coahuila El Siglo de Torreón,11 October 1943.

The Siglo de Torreón article also mentions a terrible counterfeiting of these cheques and said that the Banco de la Laguna could easily identify the counterfeits because of the contraseñas it had placed on the notes before issue El Siglo de Torreón,11 October 1943. Presumably it was because of the existence of counterfeits that an additional overprint 'Bueno solamente con el sello del Banco y la firma en facsímile del Sub-Gerente', the stamp of the bank andthe signature of Mauro de la Peña were applied to some notes.