12.1.1914 Gobierno Provisional De Mexico Vera Cruz 5 Pesos Banknote M3972 UNC
escription: A beautiful, large size crisp uncirculated Banknote from Mexico. This is the Vera Cruz December 1st, 1914 issue known as Gobierno Provisional De Mexico five pesos paper currency. This is the series "B" 5 pesos. The banknote depicts Liberty seated at left in black and white with shield in one hand and an olive branch in the other. The shield has the date 1914. The center has a black and white eagle with spread wings and having a snake in its beak with mountains in the background (the Mexican arms) on the front. The front and back are green in color with the back having a central image of a one peso coin having Liberty's bonnet in its center. The back also displays the denomination in the four corners. The note was issued in Vera Cruz on December 1st, 1914, according to the September 19, 1914 decree. The note also has two seals on the back, one red and round with scalloped edge and the other being purple and circular in shape. This note is listed in Krause "Standard Catalog of World Paper Money" as pick number S1104a and is listed in Frampton Opus as M3972. This particular note has the serial number 5682722 listed on the front twice in red and does not display the serial number on the back. It is a series B issue and has two signatures on the front. It has no water mark that we could find. The note has been closely cropped on the right edge and has narrow margins throughout. The paper of the note retains all of its original crispiness, stiffness, and sheen. The colors are fresh and vivid. Please carefully review the scans as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: December 1, 1914.
Printer: Mexican Government Office.
Size: The banknote measures ~7 5/16" by ~3 5/16".
Pick Number: Pick number S1104a, Frampton opus M3972.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as crisp uncirculated with all the details being extremely well preserved. The paper of the note retains all of its original crispiness, stiffness, and sheen. The note shows no signs of circulation with no folds. It is clean, with no stains, and no graffiti. The note was cropped closely at the right edge of the front and has narrow margins throughout. It shows no roughness along the edges and its corners are intact, show no rounding and have no bumps. The note has no graffiti, no tears, no splits, no pinholes, and no stains. Nice note to add to your collection. Please carefully view the scans for additional condition information.
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