Beautiful Decree of 1914 Bank of the State of Chihuahua Mexico Fifty Peso Currency Note Pick Number S538c Beautiful Crisp Uncirculated Banknote
Description: A beautiful crisp and uncirculated Banknote from the State of Chihuahua in Mexico. This note was issued by "The State of Chihuahua" or "El Estado De Chihuahua." This is the 10 February 1914 decree series F fifty Pesos banknote. The banknote depicts the portraits of Francisco Madero ( President of the United Mexican States ) and Abraham Gonzales ( Governor of the State of Chihuahua ) in black and white over a green colored background with black writing on the front. It displays the denomination at the four corners and has three signatures. The back is very light yellow to orange in color with the image of the capitol building in its center within a frame and surrounded by two winged allegorical animals. The back also has the denomination displayed in all four corners. The back does have a scalloped treasury seal for the state of Chihuahua in red. The back also displays printed red block letters "I-UMO". This particular note has the serial number 118621 on the front twice in red and does not display the serial number on the back. The note has three signatures only displayed on the front but has no water mark that we could find. The paper of the note is heavy, thick, stiff and crisp with no folds or wrinkles. The colors of the note are vivid and beautiful. Please carefully review the scans as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Decree of 10 February 1914.
Size: The banknote measures ~7 1/4" by ~3 1/8".
Pick Number: S538c.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a crisp uncirculated with all the details being very well preserved. The note has no folds, creases, or wrinkling. It is clean with no soiling, stains, pinholes, or edge wear of any sort. The corners are intact and squared with no observable rounding. The note retains all of its original stiffness and crispiness. The note has no graffiti, no tears, or splits. The only two issues we see is some red ink stains on the front on the portrait to the right and some small dark ink spots on the back both obviously from a notes that were on top of this one and under it in the same pack. Other than that this is a problem free beautiful crisp uncirculated note worthy of a spot in your collection of Mexican banknotes. Please see scans for additional condition information.
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