Gobierno Provisional de México cartones

The first Gobierno Provisional de México cartones were dated 1914.

  Series Number from to  
20c  Q        
   V        
           
           

 

In June 1915 Pruneda sent Carranza designs for projected 5c and 10c cartonesCEHM, fondo XXI, carpeta 43, legajo 4641, letter Pruneda, Veracruz, to Carranza, Veracruz, 19 June 1915.

carton 5c proof

carton 5c proof reverse

carton 10c proof

carton 10c proof reverse

Because of the appalling quantity of counterfeit cartones in circulation the goverment ordered a new series. These were supposedly very difficult to counterfeit because of the quality of the design, and the special pasteboard was infalsificableEl Demócrata, Guadalajara, Tomo I, Núm. 40, 10 December 1915.

The first issue had series letters but no number and two different monograms.

monogram 1   monogram 2

 

Gobierno Provisional 5c 1 monogram 1

Gobierno Provisional 5c 1 monogram 2

Gobierno Provisional 5c 1 reverse

Gobierno Provisional 10c 1

Gobierno Provisional 10c 1 reverse

  Series  
5c       
C-VII monogram type 1
CXVII
D-IX
E-CLXII monogram type 2
10c FXIV monogram type 2
  FXVIII

 

The second issue had red Roman numerals designating the denomination overprinted on the face of the 5c and 10c cartones.

Gobierno Provisional 5c

  Series  
5c CLXXVII monogram type 2
10c
 
H VIII monogram type 2
HLXXXVIII
J XXIII
20c N XVI monogram type 2
N XXIII
N LIX
N LXXXV
O XLIV

 

By April 1915 the public and businesses in Monclova were refusing to accept these cartones and the Presidente Municipal asked for adviceAMonclova, Fondo Presidencia Municipal, caja 414, Libro copiador de oficios, pag. 160 Jacinto Cantú to Secretario General, Coahuila, 28 April 1915. The reply was that there were of forced circulation, in accordance with Ramírez’ decree núm. 9AMonclova, Fondo Presidencia Municipal, caja 414, Libro copiador de oficios, pag. 160. This was relayed to Sacramento on 10 May in response to a query of 3 MayAMonclova, Fondo Presidencia Municipal, caja 414, Libro copiador de oficios, pag. 170.