25 Pesetas

Features

Issuer Spain
Issuing entity Bank of Spain (Banco de España)
King Alfonso XII (1874-1885)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1884
Value 25 Pesetas (25 ESP)
Currency Peseta (1868-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 112 × 68 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 325955
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 24
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.

Series: 1884 "Printer ABNC" First Issue

Obverse

Three cildren with a book

Script: Latin

Lettering:
25 / VEINTICINCO (repeated)
EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA
Pagará al portador VEINTICINCO PESETAS
Madrid, 1º de Enero de 1884
EL GOBERNADOR / EL INTERVENTOR / EL CAJERO (Signatures of Juan Francisco Camacho, Benito Fariña Cisneros and Fernando Pérez Casariego)

Translation:
25 / Twenty Five (repeated)
The Bank of Spain
will pay the carrier Twenty-Five Pesetas
Madrid, 1st of January 1884
The Governor / The Auditor / The Cashier (Signatures of Juan Francisco Camacho, Benito Fariña Cisneros and Fernando Pérez Casariego)

Reverse

Central Crowned Coat of Arms of Spain and geometrical designs

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BANCO DE ESPAÑA
25

Translation:
Bank of Spain
25

Printer

American Banknote Corporation (American Bank Note Company), Ottawa,New York, United States (1795-date)

Comments

The printing company American Bank Note Company sometimes used the same motif on very different banknotes from different countries. The design that we can see in this one is also found on the reverse of the 50 Centavos banknote Pick#212 from Argentina.
Image from the authorized source Banknote Museum

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1884-Jan-01 

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