Emiliano G. Saravia

Emiliano G. Saravia had served as Interventor of the Banco de Durango from October 1912Figaro, Tomo I, Núm. 7, 31 October 1912 to April 1913Figaro, Tomo I, Núm. 29, 3 April 1913.

Saravia, a Villista,  took over as provisional governor on 14 November 1914. He produced $1 notes dated October 1914 and January 1915, with his signature together with Antonio Gaxiola as secretary and J. M. Olargaray as Director General.

These were printed by the firm of M. Gómez in Durango. Unsurprisingly the reverse is based on Villa’s popular dos caritas  issue  with  a  vista  (of  Durango  and  its  cathedral) supported by two heraldic beasts, an ovaloid border and an almost identical frame for the denomination.

These had a variety of codes printed at the top centre or on the right hand.

  Date Series from to code
$1 October 1914 L     O
    AR
M     A
    L
January 1915 N     S
    XI
    ME
    IS
    CA

 

M. Gómez also produced a 50c note, dated December 1914 with the same three signatories.

These had a variety of codes printed on the right hand.

  Series from to code
50c C     XI
    XX
D     AR
    EN
E     R
E2     T

 

The cortes de caja of the Dirección General de Rentas, signed by  J. M. Olagaray as Director General, record the following Ingresos and Egresos (costs or cancellations) for the issue of bonos.

Date Ingresos Egresos
30 November 1914Periódico Oficial, Durango, Tomo XL, Núm.1, 1 January 1915 $44,800.00  
31 December 1914Periódico Oficial, Durango, Tomo XL, Núm. 25, 10 June 1915 105,200.00 $1,206.20
31 January 1915Periódico Oficial, Durango, Tomo XL, Núm. 25, 10 June 1915 119,000.00 1,000.00
28 February 1915Periódico Oficial, Durango, Tomo XL, Núm. 27, 20 June 1915 181,000.00 6,631.00
31 March 1915Periódico Oficial, Durango, Tomo XL, Núm. 28, 27 June 1915    
30 June 1915Periódico Oficial, Durango, Tomo XL, Núm. 4, 25 July 1915/ 18,000.00  

 

giving

  Date of issue Date on note Series from to
50c   December 1914 C    
$1   October 1914 L    
  January 1915 N