Chamber of Commerce notes
On 18 July 1915 Pánfilo Natera authorised the local Chamber of Commerce in Zacatecas[text required] to issue fractional notes to the total of $50,000. The four denominations (5c, 10c, 20c and 50c) were dated 21 July 1915.
|date on note||Series||from||to||total
|5c||21 July 1915||A|
|F||includes number 48367CNBanxico #12449|
|M||includes number 7860CNBanxico #6580|
|10c||A||includes number 47259CNBanxico #12450|
|E||includes numbers 82553CNBanxico #6581 to 98951CNBanxico #6582|
|20c||H||includes numbers 29282CNBanxico #12451 to 29635CNBanxico #6586|
|50c||F||includes numbers 19254CNBanxico #12452 to 21331CNBanxico #6588|
These were signed by F. H. Valle, president, and J. A. Espino, secretary of the Chamber and Mayor F. Arratia as Interventor.
|F. H. Valle|
|J. A. Espino|
On the reverse, besides referring to the military decree, the notes stated that they were a temporary issue solely for the purpose of facilitating the making of change.
The Carancistas recaptured Zacatecas in August 1915. General Francisco Murguía with the support of the generals Cesáreo Castro and Benjamín Hill took the town and immediately named General Rómulo Figueroa as Interim Governor. On 27 August the Jefe Político, L. T. Villaseñor, put out a flyer, reminding the public that, amongst other, the notes issued by the local Cámara de Comercio were of forced circulationAMZac, Jefatura Política, caja [ ], exp. 92, folio 1.
By February 1916 the need for these notes had passed and Figueroa ordered their withdrawal. Holders could present them for exchange at the Oficina Reguladora del Comercio.