The $50 notes

A late decree, núm 6, of 8 November 1915, authorised the executive to issue an additional million pesos in higher value notes ($700,000 in $50 notes and $300,000 in $100 notes) though only the former were printed.

The 50 pesos credit bonds are somewhat shorter and wider than the other denominations in the series: 152 mm x 77 mm. While the others were printed by Julian Soto, these were produced by the Tipografia de la Casa de Cuña, Oaxaca. The colors are brownish red, red brown, orange and two shades of greenish blue, with serial numbers and treasury seal in dark red and the signatures manuscript in black ink. The paper is thick with red and blue ledger lines. All are dated 10 November 1915. A total of 5,000 were printed in five series, each probably 1,000 notes and with the different letters (spelling P DIAZ) preceded by an "L" (the Roman numeral for "50").

50 seal

10 November 1915

Oaxaca 50 L1 935

Oaxaca 50 L1 935 reverse

Oaxaca 50 LD 2905

Oaxaca 50 LD 2905 reverse

Series Seal pos. Paper from to total
LI 3 Thick, red and blue ledger lines 1 1000 1,000 50,000 includes numbers  129CNBanxico #11804 to 957
LP 4 Thick, red and blue ledger lines 1001 2000 1,000 50,000 includes numbers 1024 to 1527
LD 1 Thick, red and blue ledger lines 2001 3000 1,000 50,000 includes numbers 2170 to 2942
LZ 2 Thick, red and blue ledger lines 3001 4000 1,000 50,000 includes numbers 3004 to 3678
LA 5 Thick, red and blue ledger lines 4001 includes numbers 4089 to 4514CNBanxico #5779

Various "proofs" exist and are rare, but it is probably more correct to call them unfinished remainders or even printers' waste. At least one such item is known with the printing from the plate with the corner denominations inverted.