50 Céntimos Tortosa

Features

Issuer Municipality of Tortosa (Province of Tarragona)
Period Second Republic (1936-1939)
Type Local banknote
Year 1937
Value 50 Centimos (0.50 ESP)
Currency Peseta (1936-1939)
Composition Paper
Size 99 × 59 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
294295
References Turró# 2579
Antoni Turró i Martínez; 2007. Les Emissions Monetàries oficials de la Guerra Civil (1936-1939) / I: Andorra, Illes Balears i Catalunya (Generalitat I Locals) (1st Edition). Societat Catalana d’Estudis Numismàtics, Barcelona.

Obverse

Local coat of arms on top right and, on backgroun, the Ebro River as it passes through the city with the three bridges that cross it: the metal one of the Cinta del Carrilet (1887), the one of the State Highway (1889) and the one of the Northern Railroad (1868)

Script: Latin

Lettering:
AJUNTAMENT DE TORTOSA
El portador acredita d'aquest Ajuntament la quantitat de CINQUANTA CENTIMS
Tortosa 26 de Juny del 1937.

Translation:
City Council of Tortosa
The bearer accredits of this City Council the amount of Fifty Centimos
Tortosa June 26, 1937

Reverse

Serial number in upper corner left and down corner right, face value surrounded by circular geometric designs

Script: Latin

Lettering: 50 CENTIMS

Translation: 50 Centimos

Printer

Gráficas Bobés, Barcelona, Spain

Comments

Local Spanish Civil War banknotes: Created by municipalities, cooperatives, unions and other organizations due to the scarcity of fiduciary currency in small purchases and exchanges during the Spanish Civil War.

Municipality: Tortosa - Province: Tarragona - Autonomous community: Catalonia

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1937-Jun-26  100 000

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