Banco de la Laguna drawn on the Banco Minero

Banco de la Laguna

These notes carry the signatures of Jésus Briones and Ignacio Amador.

Laguna on Minero 5

Laguna on Minero 5 reverse

Laguna on Minero 10

Laguna on Minero 10 reverse

Laguna on Minero 20 1

Laguna on MInero 20 1 reverse

A variety has "Sucursal en Gómez Palacio' in a different typeface

Laguna on Minero 20 2 FALSO

Laguna on Minero 50

Laguna on Minero 50 reverse

These are known overprinted 'FALSO' but this does not signify counterfeit but rather invalid.

Laguna on Minero 10 FALSO

Laguna on Minero 20 1 FALSO

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

 

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.

Counterfeits

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.