Other Misantla issues

The Constitutionalists arrived at Misantla on 30 July 1914 and after five days of fighting drove out the Huertistas.  In late May 1915 the town was taken by Zapatistas of the Ejército Liberador and Manuel Armenta established a Zapatista government in Misantla. The Carrancistas then retook the town on 10 July and held it until the commander, General Rojas, was transferred to Teziutlán, Puebla, on 24 August. The rebels returned under the command of the Generals Lucio Alonso y Zeferino Rodríguez, Capitán Julio Palacios and pagador Manuel Riviello Gil, and expropiated the tesorerías municipales and forced loans from Douglas Weatherton and David Carlos Brandon (below). The Carrancistas returned on 8 September.

Because of the shortage of small change the authorities permitted hacendados to issue vales and cheques al portador to pay wages and meet their obligations. These notes were readily accepted by businesses without problems until the Constitutionalist government prohibited them and insisted on the national currency.

Hacienda La Lima

The hacienda is 7 kilometres south-east of Misantla. In 1914 it was owned by the sons of Perfecto Acosta, the Acosta Hermanos (hence the monogram ‘HA’).

The notes are dated 31 March 1914 and the revenue stamps on the back are dated 14 September (50c) and 30 September ($1). the text states that they are guaranteed by a deposit held by the casa Isauro Luna (En la casa del Sr. Isauro Luna queda depositada la cantidad necesaria para el pago de estos vales.)

D. C. Brandon

  to from total
50c         includes number 1721
$2         includes numbers 3093CNBanxico #12550 to 3744


The beneficio de café “El Dinamo” is located in the southeast of the city of Misantla at the end of calle Ing. Cánovas.

David Carlos Brandon was born in Lewisburg, Tennessee on 23 August 1872 and emigrated to Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century. He acquired various properties, mostly coffee plantations, including El Dinamo, Miramar, La Púrisima and Torrecillas, bought from Douglas Weatherston, who also owned the Hacienda Miramar.

He issued a series of notes (50c, $1 and $2) to a similar design as Hacienda Miramar, dated 20 May 1914.

Finca “El Renacimiento”

Renacimiento 1

  series date on note to from total
50c B 21 May 1914         includes number 835CNBanxico #12298 to 947
20 September 1914          
$1 A 21 May 1914         includes number 444


All are signed by Julian Maricalva and some have revenue stamps cancelled by an oval handstamp of JULIAN MARICALVA. Julián Maricalva was a Spanish priest, in charge of the Iglesia Santa María de la Asunción, Misantla, from 4 March 1908 until 28 July 1913 before he saw the dark.

According to Manuel Muslera MusleraManuel Muslera Muslera, Misantla Otros Billetes, 2019 the finca “El Renacimiento” cannot be definitively located but it is known that it was a holding of about 70 hectares to the south of Misantla in the direction of Mohonera y Banco and dedicated to the production of coffee.

Antonio Galvan y López

Galvan 50c

According to Manuel Muslera Muslera Antonio Galvan López was from La Unión, in Juchique de Ferrer, a town 30 kilometres south-east of Misantla.

We know of an issued 50c note.

La Finca Plan de las Hayas

Plan de las Hayas is about 40 kilometres south-east of Misantla.

Las Hayas 2

  to from total
$2         includes number 0180CNBanxico #12297

Roberto G. Levet

Levet 20c reverse

Levet 20c

This restaurant owner (restaurante, cantina y billares) issued a 20c note.