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Municipal issues

Puebla municipalWe know of four issues, from two different ends of the state.


Pahuatlán is situated 250 kilometres north of Puebla and until 1918 was part of Jefatura Política of Huauchinango.

Tesorería Municipal

Pahuatlan 1c

This is listed in the catalogue as 'Tesorería Municipal - Pahuatlán de Valle; Secretaría del Ayuntamiento de Pahuatlán; Victor Barrios'  - a 1c cartón with or without a serial number.


Huauchinango 5c

Huauchinango 10c

Huauchinango 50c

Huauchinango 1


Chielta 5c 1

Chielta 5c 1 reverse

Chietla 10c 1

Chietla 10c 1 reverse

Chietla 50c 1

Chietla 50c 1 reverse

Chietla 1 1

Chietla 1 1 reverse

  Series from to total
5c A         includes number 20545CNBanxico #11891 to 20733
10c A          
50c A         includes number 5718
 $1 A         includes number 5687


Second issue

Chielta 5c 2

Chielta 5c 2 reverse

Chietla 10c B 5237

Chietla 10c B 5237 reverse

Chielta 20c 2

Chielta 20c 2 reverse

Chielta 50c 2

Chielta 50c 2 reverse

The stamp on the reverse of some notes reads REPUBLICA MEXICANA - BRIGADA AGUSTIN CORTES, the same stamp as applied to the Brigada's own issue, from Matamoros, in July 1915.

Chielta 1 2

Chielta 1 2 reverse

  Series from to total
5c D         includes numbers 1808CNBanxico #5925 to 8135CNBanxico #11893
10c B         includes number 5237CNBanxico #11894
20c C         includes numbers 2443CNBanxico #5926 to 9123
50c A         includes numbers 1421CNBanxico #5927 to 2332CNBanxico #11896
$1 B         includes numbers 2163CNBanxico #118979 to 8542

Chiaulta de Tapia

On 23 February 1915 Juan Miniver, the Presidente Municipal of Chiaulta de Tapia wrote to Emiliano Zapata asking permission to issue a series of vales. Local businessmen Jesús M. Mentado, Herminio González, José E. Aguilar and Rafael Flores would issue up to $500 in notes of 5c, 10c, 20c, 25c, 50c and 75c, authorised and stamped by the Presidencia Municipal and redeemable in any of their businesses. The request was refusedAGN, Fondo Emiliano Zapata, caja 6, exp. 1, f 42.


On 17 August 1915 the Jefe de la Oficina de Información del Gobierno de Puebla, A. Solis Bede, announced that because of the shortage of small change the town council would probably make an issue of low-value notesThe Mexican Herald, Año XX, Núm. 7272, 18 August 1915. However, no issue was made, and the council probably made use of cartones from Mexico City.