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".
|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|
||8,000||S-V||1||12000||Series changed every 2,000 notes|
||2,500||W-Y||1||2500||Series changed every 1,000 notes|
For the subsequent runs the title "Presidente" was altered to "Consejero", the text to "EN MONEDA CORRIENTE" and "Monterrey" and "19" erased.
|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|
||10,000||W-X||8001||18800||Series changed every 5,000 notes|
|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.
||$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|