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 total
number
total
value
code  
$1 October 1914 L         O  
        EM includes number 2704CNBanxico #4033
        IC includes number 87902CNBanxico #4028
        AR includes number 98074
M         T includes number 10255CNBanxico #10909
        A includes numbers 26199CNBanxico #4035 and 71352CNBanxico #4030 
        E includes number 87328CNBanxico #4029
        L  
January 1915 N         S: includes numbers 08573 and 48146CNBanxico #10915
        ME includes number 50807CNBanxico #4034
        M includes number 80812CNBanxico #4032
        A includes number 97175CNBanxico #4031
        XI  
        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 total
number
total
value
code  
50c C         XI  
        XX includes number 30226
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