La Compañía de Minas la Blanca y Anexas

On 12 November 1906 the La Blanca mine  was sold by Francisco Rulle to an American company for 12 million pesos.

On Saturday, 24 January 1914, some of the principal merchants of Pachuca called upon the mining companies and asked them to issue script to make up for the lack of change. The entire situation was discussed at length and after consultation with the governor, in a later meeting, eight companies decided to issue the same form of vale together. La Blanca subscribed for $40,000, an amount based on its requirement for four weeksAHMM, Fondo Norteamericano, vol. 41, exp. 15, Dirección General, Correspondencia, Mar 1913 – Nov 1914. However, none of these are known.

The first issue appears to have been a series of cheques drawn on Guillermo Brockmann ($1, $5, $10, $20 and $50) with a stamped date of 1 April 1915.

  Date of issue Date on note Series from to Value
$5   1 April 1915 F      
25 April 1915 R      
$10 1 April 1915 G      
$20 1 April 1915 H      
$50 1 April 1915 I      
             

 

The next issue was series of five values (5c, 10c, 25c, 50c and $1). A local historian reported that the 10c cartonitos were issued on 6 March 1915, the 5c notes on 13 March and the $1 notes on 1 JuneTeodomiro Manzano, Anales del Estado de Hidalgo: Segunda parte (1869 a marzo de 1927), Pachuca, 1927. These issues, from Bouligny & Schmidt, are similar to issues of La Negociacion Minera Hacienda Purísima Grande y Minas, Guadalupe y Anexas and two issues, El Oro Mining & Railway Co. and The Mexican Mines of El Oro Limited, from the Estado de México.

Some of these had the printed dateline PACHUCA ..........de 1914, and later ones PACHUCA ........... de 1915.

Colección Numismática Banxico #11249

  Date of issue Date on note Series from to Value
5c 13 March 1915          
  27 March 1915 E      
10c 6 March 1915          
  1 July 1915        
  25 September 1915 D      
25c   1 June 1915 C      
  25 September 1915      
50c   25 April 1915 A      
$1    23 April 1915 B      
  1 May 1915      
6 June 1915           
             

 

A series of four high values ($1, $5, $10 and $20)

  Date of issue Date on note Series from to Value
$1   1 June 1915


G      
$5 I      
$10 J      
$20   K      
             

 

In his August 1915 report on local issues to the Secretaría de Gobernación in Veracruz, Arturo Lazo de la Vega records that the “Blanca y Anexas”, “Maravillas y San Francisco”, “Real del Monte y Pachuca” and “San Diego”, had issued cheques for $1, $5, $10, $20 and $50 but does not know the amounts issuedAGN, Fondo Gobernación Periodo Revolucionario, caja 93, exp. 36, folletos 8 Secretario general L. de la Vega to [    ], Pachuca, 20 August 1915. In response, on 9 September the Secretaría de Gobernación replied that all these issues should be withdrawnAGN, Fondo Gobernación Periodo Revolucionario, caja 93, exp. 36, folletos 8.