Gobierno Provisional de México cartones
The first Gobierno Provisional de México cartones were dated 1914.
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.
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.
|C-VII||monogram type 1|
|E-CLXII||monogram type 2|
|10c||FXIV||monogram type 2|
The second issue had red Roman numerals designating the denomination overprinted on the face of the 5c and 10c cartones.
|5c||CLXXVII||monogram type 2|
||H VIII||monogram type 2|
|20c||N XVI||monogram type 2|
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.