50 Pesetas

Features

Issuer Spain
Issuing entity Bank of Spain (Banco de España)
King Alfonso XIII (1886-1931)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1898
Value 50 Pesetas (50 ESP)
Currency Peseta (1868-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 124 × 77 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
326165
References P# 47
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: 1898 "Jovellanos" Issue

Obverse

Black print; red serial number.
Bust of the Spanish neoclassical statesman Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos facing right (left). Helmeted bust of Goddess Athena facing left with shields of the different Kingdoms of Spain above and below (right). Geometric designs.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CINCUENTA PESETAS
EL BANCO de ESPAÑA
PAGARÁ AL PORTADOR CINCUENTA PESETAS
JOVELLANOS
Madrid 2 de Enero de 1898.
EL GOBERNADOR. EL INTERVENTOR. EL CAJERO

Translation:
Fifty Pesetas
The Bank of Spain
Will pay the bearer Fifty Pesetas
Madrid, January 2, 1898.
The Governor. The Comptroller. The Cashier

Reverse

Greenish blue-grey print.
Reclining cherub with sickle in hand (below). Bust of God Mercury with winged helmet facing left (right). Geometric designs.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
50
Banco de España
50 PESETAS

Translation: Bank of Spain

Watermark

The left profile of the head of Apollo.
The number "50" corresponding to the value
«B. 50 E» The figure corresponds to the value and the initials of the Bank of Spain, on the left margin under the security lines.

Comments

This banknote is practically the same as the one of the same value issued in 1893 (Pick#43), only the design on the right side of the obverse is different. (Image from the authorized website Banknote Museum)

 

Signatures:

EL GOBERNADOR / EL INTERVENTOR / EL CAJERO (Signatures of Manuel de Eguilior Llaguno, José Gurumeta Jiménez and Fernando Pérez Casariego)

 

Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (born Gaspar Melchor de Jove y Llanos, 5 January 1744 – 27 November 1811) was a Spanish neoclassical statesman, author, philosopher and a major figure of the Age of Enlightenment in Spain.

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1898-Jan-02  3 000 000

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