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La Tesoreria de la Junta Comercial de Chalchicomula

Puebla ChalchicomulaChalchicomula (now Ciudad Serdán) is a city in the east of the state, just off the route from Puebla to Veracruz.

On 13 June 1916 the Junta Comercial, with the approval of  the Jefatura de Armas and Ayuntamiento[text needed], issued a series of notes to supplement Carranza’s infalsificables.

Some $1 notes are known overprinted ‘Solo Vale CINCUENTA CENTAVOS Papel Infalsificable’.

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10c         includes numbers 003447 to 095818CNBanxico #5923 
20c         includes numbers 08858 to 73198
50c         includes numbers 06202 to 45402
$1         includes numbers 10501CNBanxico #5920 to 41069CNBanxico #11909


The higher value notes carry the printed signatures of Raymundo Abasolo, as Presidente, José María de la Torre as Tesorero and Ricardo R. Sarmiento as Secretario, whilst the two lower values only had space for de la Torre’s facsimile.

Raymundo Abasolo was listed in a 1903-1904 directory as running a general store (tienda mixta). sig Abasolo
José María de la Torre sig de la Torre
Ricardo R. Sarmiento was a deputy to the state congress in 1917 and helped to draft the new Constitution. sig Sarmiento