Banco de la Laguna drawn on the Banco Minero
These notes carry the signatures of Jésus Briones and Ignacio Amador.
Later numbers had an overprint 'Bueno solamente con el sello del Banco y la firma facsimil del Subgerente' and the additional signature of Mauro de la Peña.
A variety has "Sucursal en Gómez Palacio' in a different typeface
These are known overprinted 'FALSO' but this does not signify counterfeit but rather invalid.
|Date on note||Denom||Series||from||to||total
|7 October 1913||$5||A||includes numbers 2343 to 6620CNBanxico #136|
|with overprint 'Bueno solamente con el sello del Banco y la firma facsimil del Subgerente'
includes number 8392CNBanxico #136
|$10||A||includes numbers 975 to 3534|
|$20||A||includes numbers 136 to 9533CNBanxico #10188|
|$50||A||includes number 1580|
According to a newspaper article thirty years later in October 1913 the Banco de la Laguna issued $300,000 in cheques drawn on the Banco MineroEl Siglo de Torreón,11 October 1943.
However, we have a report of counterfeit $20 notes. On 11 April 1914 the Juez Primero del Ramo Penal in Durango issued a notice that someone had taken 35 such notes, signed by Ignacio Amador and Jesús Briones, from his office, and warned that anyone found with them would be consigned to the authorities¡Patria Libre!, Tomo II, Núm. 45, 14 April 1914 and subsequent issues: El Demócrata, Segunda Época, Tomo II, Núm.89, 15 April 1914; La Unión Liberal, Tomo I, Núm. 14, 18 March 1914; Restauración, Durango, Tomo I, Núm. 11, 18 April 1914.