Private issues (San Pedro and Parras de la Fuente)

Coahuila privates

San Pedro

Hacienda de Bolivar

Ritter 5

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50c         includes number 10394
$5         includes number 03387

 

Federico Ritter was born in Lerdo on 23 Mayo 1880 and was a businessman ( he was an agent for the Banco Nacional de México in Lerdo) and hacendado.

The 50c note has a blue seal on the reverse with a date in October 1913 and the name HDA DE BOLIVAR, COAHRichard A Long, Mail Auction Sale, July 28, 1975. The low value vales, like those issued by other haciendas, were redeemable in banknotes for $5 or in giros for larger amounts. The $5 notes were redeemable in cheque or giros for amounts of $100 or above, as mentioned in the Mexican Herald articleThe Mexican Herald, 19th year, no. 6647, 12 November 1913.

This issue was specifically referred to in a query from the Jefe Político of Cuencamé, Durango, on 10 February 1914. The Jefe Político was told by the state government that the issue was not of forced circulation and that it was discussing the matter with the state of CoahuilaADur, Fondo Secretaría General de Gobierno (Siglo XX), Sección 6 Gobierno, Serie 6.1 Acuerdos, caja 1, nombre 3 letter Martín Martínez, Jefe Político, Cuencamé to Secretario de Gobierno, Durango, 10 February 1914. It was also mentioned in a Mexico City news article on 8 April 1914El Imparcial, Tomo XXXV, Núm. 6410, 8 April 1914.

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Casa Francisco Madero

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50c         includes number 2895CNBanxico #10216
$1         includes numbers 3810 to 5956CNBanxico #10217

 

Francisco Ignacio Madero, the future revolutionary, was born into an extremely wealthy landowning family in Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila and in 1893, at the age of twenty, assumed the management of the Madero family's hacienda at San Pedro, Coahuila. These notes were issued by his casa comercial.

This issue was also specifically referred to in a query from the Jefe Político of Cuencamé, Durango, on 10 February 1914. The Jefe Político was told by the state government that the issue was not of forced circulation and that it was discussing the matter with the state of CoahuilaADur, Fondo Secretaría General de Gobierno (Siglo XX), Sección 6 Gobierno, Serie 6.1 Acuerdos, caja 1, nombre 3 letter Martín Martínez, Jefe Político, Cuencamé to Secretario de Gobierno, Durango, 10 February 1914.

Hacienda “El Sacramento y Anexas”

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$1         includes number 761

 

This was issued because of a shortage of small change and would be redeemed when communications were reestablished with Mexico City.

Comisión de Agrícola de San Pedro

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$1         includes number 02127

 

A provisional vale for $1, dated 9 October 1915, to be redeemed in current Constitutionalist money, in accordance with a military accord of 5 October 1915[text needed], signed by Pedro J. Hernández and Luis de la O. This is a companion note to the Torreón one above.

Parras

Compañía Explotadora Coahuilense, S. A. / Compañía Industrial de Parras, S. A.

Explotadora 10c 81820

Explotadora 10c 81820 reverse

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5c         includes numbers 23288 to 62444CNBanxico #10214
10c         includes number 81820CNBanxico #10215
20c         includes number 2909

 

The Compañía Industrial de Parras and the Compañía Explotadora de Parras, which ran a plant for processing guayule (a plant that produces a type of rubber), were owned by the Madero family, having been founded by Francisco’s grandfather, Evaristo.

These notes were authorised by the Comandancia Militar in Torreón.

Compañía Industrial de Parras, S. A.

Compania Industrial de Parras 50c

Compania Industrial de Parras 50c reverse

Compania Industrial de Parras 1

Two notes dated 221 June 1916 and signed by the Administrador General. Jesús Herrera.

The 50c note has a naive view of the factory and, on a hill, the Iglesia de Santo Madero while the $1 note has a view of the local aqueduct (rather taller than actual).

Ernesto Madero y Hermanos

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50c A         includes number 2466

 

Ernesto Madero was Francisco's brother.