Cartones

The Comisión Reguladora del Mercado de Henequén

On 22 July 1914 the board of the Comisión Reguladora, chaired by the Governor, discussed the lack of fractional currency and the speculation with low value banknotes. The local Cámara de Comercio and a group of hacendados had asked it to issue notes and the Comisión decided to ask for permission to make an issue of $500,000 in cartones of 10c. 20c and 50c. The state Congress discussed the matter at their regular meeting on 24 July and agreed a proposal for the Comisión to issue up to $1,000,000 in cheques for those valuesDiario Oficial, Yucatán, 17 August 1914.

Gobierno Constitucionalista de Yucatán cartones

On 20 September 1915 Governor Salvador Alvarado told Carranza that the lack of small change was causing more and more difficulties. He asked Carranza, if he could not send cartonicitos from Mexico City, for permission to issue two or three million pesosCEHM, Fondo XXI-4 telegram Alvarado, Merida to Carranza, 20 September 1915. On 10 November Alvarado in decree núm. 337 authorised an issue of cartones. There were three values (5c, 10c and 20c) with the printed signatures of S. Alvarado as Gobernador and [      ] as Tesorero General.

  Series from to
5c W    
Z    
10c G    
N    
Q    
W    
A1    
20c D    
K    
W    

 

On 26 May 1916 Salvarado Alvarado decreed (decree núm. 552) that because the cartones had depreciated so much that they made transactions difficult and embarrassing, and that the new notes in oro nacional would soon be circulating, until 30 June the Tesorería General del Estado and the Comisión Reguladora del Mercado de Henequén would exchange the cartones, after which date they would be null and voidDiario Oficial del Gobierno Constitucionalista del Estado de Yucatán, Año XIX, Núm. 5693, 29 May 1916.

One series in Oro Nacional with printed signatures of S. Alvarado as Gobernador and [   ] as Tesorero

On 5 March 1919 it was reported, in an item on Luis Cabrera’s visit to Yucatán in connection with the Comisión Reguladora del Henequén, that these cartones had been completely withdrawn, making use of a debt that the government held with the ComisiónEl Correo del Norte, Núm. 32, 5 March 1919.