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American Bank Note Company print runs

The American Bank Note Company produced the following notes for the Banco Mercantil de Monterrey. It engraved several special vignettes: a portrait of Mariano Escobedo (C 232)Mariano Escobedo was born in 1826 in the city of Galeana, Nuevo León. When the U.S. invasion took place, he enrolled in the army. In 1855, in the Revolution of Ayutla, he took up arms as Captain of a company that he formed himself and fought in Nuevo León, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosí.
When the French intervention began, he organized a brigade and joined the Army of the East in Acultzingo. He was awarded the rank of Brigadier General for the important part he played in the Battle of Puebla on 5 May 1862. He participated in the siege of Puebla in 1863 and though he was taken prisoner, he managed to escape and fled to Orizaba where he joined Porfirio Díaz and helped him organize the Army of the East. When Oaxaca fell, he headed toward the border, formed the Army of the North and started recovering a great deal of Mexican territory. He defeated the French in Santa Gertrudis and continued his march toward the South, besieging Maximilian in Querétaro. This deed prompted Benito Juárez to name him Commander in Chief of the army. After several battles, he took Querétaro at the head of the Republican troops on 15 May 1867. He held the post of Governor of San Luis Potosí and Nuevo León, President of the Supreme Court of Military Justice and Minister of War in 1876.
He died in Tacubaya, Mexico City in 1902.
for all the faces, a mountain peak (C 717) for the $5 note, the Estación del Golfo railway station in Monterrey (C 721) for the $10, the cathedral in Monterrey (C 720) for the $20, the theatre in Monterrey (C 722) for the $50, the Municipal Palace (C 718) for the $100 and the Government Palace (C 724) for the $500.

The original plates had the titles "Gerente", "Presidente" and "Interventor del Gobierno" and the text included "EN MONEDA DE PLATA".

Mercantil de Monterrey 5 G 00000

Mercantil de Monterrey 5 G 00000 reverse

Mercantil de Monterrey 10 H 00000

Mercantil de Monterrey 10 H 00000 reverse

Mercantil de Monterrey 20 O 00000

Mercantil de Monterrey 20 O 00000 reverse

Mercantil Monterrey 50 S 00000

Mercantil Monterrey 50 S 00000 reverse

Mercantil Monterrey 500 specimen

Date Value Number Series from to Comment
October 1899 $5 70,000 A-G 1 70000  Series changed every 10,000 notes
$10 35,000  H-N 1 35000  Series changed every 5,000 notes
$20 20,000 O-R 1 20000  Series changed every 5,000 notes
$50
8,000 S-V 1 12000  Series changed every 2,000 notes 
$100
2,500 W-Y 1 2500  Series changed every 1,000 notes 
$500 500  Z 1 500  

 

For the subsequent runs the title "Presidente" was altered to "Consejero", the text to "EN MONEDA CORRIENTE" and "Monterrey" and "19" erased.

Mercantil de Monterrey 5 00000

Mercantil de Monterrey 5 00000 reverse

Mercantil de Monterrey 10 00000

Mercantil de Monterrey 10 00000 reverse

Mercantil de Monterrey 20 00000

Mercantil de Monterrey 20 00000 reverse

Mercantil de Monterrey 50 X 00000

Mercantil de Monterrey 50 X 00000 reverse

Mercantil de Monterrey 100 Z 00000

Mercantil de Monterrey 100 Z 00000 reverse

Mercantil de Monterrey 500 Z 00000

Mercantil de Monterrey 500 Z 00000 reverse

Date Value Number Series from to Comment
June 1906 $5 40,000 H-K 70001 111000 Series changed every 10,000 notes
$10 30,000 O-Q 35001 65000 Series changed every 10,000 notes 
$20 20,000 S-T 20001 40000 Series changed every 10,000 notes 
$50
10,000 W-X 8001 18800 Series changed every 5,000 notes 
$100
4,000  Z 2501 6500  
$500 400  Z1 501 900  

 

Date Value Number Series from to Comment
July 1910 $5 60,000 L-Q 111000 170000 Series changed every 10,000 notes 
$10 20,000 R-S 65001 85000 Series changed every 10,000 notes

 

 In April 1914 the ABNC produced the following notes. However, they were never delivered and were all destroyed in October 1924.

Date Value Number Series from to Comment
April 1914
 
$5 70,000 R-Y 170000 240000 Series changed every 10,000 notes 
$10 50,000 T-Y 85001 135000 Series changed every 10,000 notes
$20 30,000 T-V 25001 55000 Series changed every 10,000 notes
$50 12,000 X-Z 10001 22000 Series changed every 5,000 notes
$100 6,000 Z 4501 10500  
$500 700 Z 701 1400